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The Day of the Dead
Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador Central and South America where there is Latino Heritage Some parts of the US where there is Mexican- American heritage Ex: California, Texas, New Mexico, etc.
La fecha oficial: el 2 de noviembre Usualmente, se celebra del 31 de octubre al 2 de noviembre En Mexico, se celebra del 28 de octubre al 2 de noviembre
Outdoor markets Make altars (known as ofrendas) Celebrate at home and in cemetaries Eat special foods Ex: Pan de muertos (bread of the dead) Decorate ofrendas and graves with marigolds (flower of the dead), favorite foods, drinks, clothing, objects, candles and incense (copal)
To honor family members who have passed away. To “recognize the cycle of life and death that is human existance” To “remember, re-live, and enjoy” Folktales say that the dead spirits will get revenge on the living if they get poor treatment during these days because leaving nothing (or inferior gifts) on the altar causes the spirits to be angry or sad.
28/10: Honor people who died violently Ex: victims of accidents, homicide, or suicide 29/10: Those who died unbaptized 31/10: Children who died after being baptized (known as angelitos) 1/11: Adults not covered in another category
Angelitos: “Little Angels” – Souls of children who have died Alfeniques: Poems and songs written about Day of the Dead Calaca: Skeleton figures that represent death Calaveras: Sugar skulls Cascarones: Decorative egg shells Cempazuchitl: The flower of the dead Ceras: Candles Copal: Incense
Dulces: Sweets Jose Guadalupe Posada: Illustrator of the drawing ‘La Catrina’ Máscaras: Masks Mole: Sauce made from chili peppers Mariachis: Musicians who play mariachi music Ofrenda: Offering Papel Picado: Cut paper Pan de Muerto: Bread of the Dead Zarape: Colorful, woven shawl