Presentation on theme: "Honoring the Ancestors: An Hispanic Tradition"— Presentation transcript:
1 Honoring the Ancestors: An Hispanic Tradition Los Días de los MuertosHonoring the Ancestors:An Hispanic Tradition
2 Los Días de los Muertos Celebration honoring deceased ancestors Celebrated from October 31st to November 2ndMixture of Hispanic Christian andancient Native American traditionsSimilar to, yet very different from, Halloween
3 History of Día de los Muertos European Catholic traditions honoredAll Saints’ Day – November 1st andAll Souls’ Day - November 2ndIn Ancient native American traditions the end of harvest & autumn signaleda time for reflection & winter dormancy
4 Halloween vs Día de los Muertos Spooky & ScaryGhosts & GoblinsCostumes & MasksTrick or Treat CandyReverent & RespectfulAltars & FlowersPhotographsFavorite Foods / Drinks
5 The Latins honor the ancestors…. ……by celebrating their livesWho were they in their life?What did they like to do, to eat,to drink? Sing? Dance?What did they love?What made them laugh?How would they like to be remembered?
6 How is it celebrated?Home is cleaned & prepared for these very special guestsOfrenda is constructedCemetery tombstone is cleaned & decoratedFood , flowers and drink are purchased and displayed along with photos and favorite items
7 (whimsical skeletons) VocabularioCOMIDA FAVORITA(favorite food)VELAS(candles)COPAL(Incense)BEBIDAS(drinks)CALACAS(skeletons)OFRENDAS(offerings)FOTOS(photographs)PAPEL PICADO(tissue paper)FLORES(flowers)PAN de losMUERTOS(bread of the dead)El CEMENTARIO(the cemetery)DULCES(sweets)CALAVERAS(whimsical skeletons)MOLE(chocolaty sauce)MÁSCARAS(masks)AGUA(water)MUÑECAS(dolls)COSAS FAVORITAS(favorite things)ADORNOS(decorations)MUSICA(music)
8 La Ofrenda Fresh fruit Favorite foods Incense Flowers Illumination Fresh fruitFavorite foodsIncenseFlowersIlluminationFamiliar tokensPhotographs...all add to thesensation
9 La Ofrenda Las velas Los dulces Las bebidas La comida Las frutas El aguaLas floresEl salEl pan de los muertosLa calaveraEl altar
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