Presentation on theme: "EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS S.Ramsey Massey High School 2004."— Presentation transcript:
EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS S.Ramsey Massey High School 2004
El Día de los Muertos is a Mexican festival. The first of November is el Día de los Santos Inocentes (Holy Innocents) or Día de los Angelitos (the Little Angels). The second of November is el Día de los Adultos Muertos (Dead Adults).
They clean the tombs in the cemeteries.
They buy bunches of marigolds which are called ‘cempazúchitl’ in Mexico.
They decorate the tombs with the orange flowers.
The cemeteries are made beautiful in honour of the dead.
They set up altars in their homes.
They put a lot of things on the altars. These are to remember the dead person and also to lease him or her when his/her spirit comes to the house.
On the altars you will see… velas comida bebida flores
Skulls are made from sugar and decorated.
They also make ‘pan (bread) de muerto’.
Pan de muerto
There are processions in the streets.
They decorate skeletons. ‘Esqueletos’
El Día de los Muertos is a mixture of Christian and an Aztec traditions.