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-- Mexican Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, corresponding to the All Saints day and the All Souls Day of the Catholics. It is true that the celebration is known as a Mexican festival. However, it is also celebrated in the US where large groups of Mexican-American reside. You would also come across the festivities in the other parts of Latin America.
The theme may appear solemn or scaring. However, unlike Halloween which depicts death as horrifying and the end of a life, Mexican Day of the Dead http://mslrdiadelosmuertos.com/ celebrates it. According to them, death is a journey to another world. They also believe that in the month of November, they come back to earth to visit their loved ones; to offer them advice and comfort. Hence the festivities to welcome them and make sure that they are offered everything they want to have an amazing time in their homes.
The sugar skull
The origin of Mexican Day of the Dead known in Spanish as Dia de Los Muertos can be traced back to some 3,000 years ago. And, the most common among the symbols used in the rituals of the celebration is skull. This, for the Mexicans represented the cycle, the end of the life on earth and rebirth. The festivities originally began in the 9th month of the Aztec calendar; in the beginning of August. They lasted an entire month. The celebrations got shortened to two days after the Spanish conquest.
To the Spaniards, the rituals appeared to mock death. The Catholics tried to do whatever they can to eradicate these pagan practices. However, the only thing they managed to gain was a compromise. The festivities became shorter. The Natives even agreed to attend specific masses on the occasion. But, the pagan beliefs and the rituals remained the same, even to the present day.
The celebration of death
On November 1st, the first day of the Mexican Day of the Dead http://mslrdiadelosmuertos.com/ , deceased children are believed to come back to be with their dear ones. Elaborate preparations are made to welcome them. Altars are prepared and decorated with everything the departed soul loved to have. Skulls made of sugar, the bread of the dead and other delicacies find their place here. In the evening, everyone goes as a procession to the graves. The area gets cleaned. People even bring toys to please the spirits.
The spirits of the adults follow suit on November 2nd. They too are welcomed with the same fervor.
If you are planning to spend a vacation in the South, this is the best time to visit. From October 1st to November 2nd, an age-old tradition comes to life in this region.
According to the writers, Mexicans have an intimate and unique relationship with death. The celebrations allow them to be free from the troubles of their daily lives. It is also described as an attempt to eliminate the blankness of spirit caused by the joining of two contradicting people; the Spanish and the Indians.
Whatever is the reason, one thing is sure; Mexican Day of the Dead is truly spectacular. If you have a wish to participate in Day of the Dead 2014 event please visit this website http://mslrdiadelosmuertos.com/ .
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