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Dia de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos
(Day of the Dead)

Get to know more about the Day of the Dead.
Here are a few facts about this special holiday:img_3980
•celebrated throughout Latin
America
•it’s most strongly associated with
Mexico in where the tradition
originated
• celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of
November
• it’s a celebration of life, not death
• a day to celebrate, remember
and prepare special foods in
honor of those who have past
away

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• the ofrenda (offering) is a central
component
• altars are usually decorated with
flowers, candles, pan de muerto,
skulls, and most importantly
pictures of loves ones
• food is placed on the altar that
consists of the loved ones favorite
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• drinks are as well placed in the
altar
• papel picado (traditional paper
banners) represent the wind
• the food represents earth,
especially bread
• candles are left in the form of aimg_3981cross to represent the cardinal
directions in order for the spirits
can find their way

 

 

 

 

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By Cristina Gaspar