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The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Dia de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere.The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey.In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle.Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.


In Mexico, altars have been customarily decorated with skeletons on the altar, and various skeletons appear on the altar and in the city during Day of the Dead. From the dawn of October XNUMXst, the “Evening Market” will be held as an eve, with baskets and boxes of cakes shaped like skeletons such as “Bread of the Dead” and “Skeleton Sugar” . Orange marigolds with good coloring are also on sale, and the dead will return, so it must be lively! The altar is colorfully decorated.

The day when dead children return is November XNUMXst, and the second day is when adults and their ancestors return. The former includes food and skeleton sugar, the latter includes bread and fruits and other offerings (alcohol for those who loved alcohol), and candles and flowers arranged in a cross, each of which is flashy. Will be decorated.
In the evening, dress up and go to the cemetery, lit a bonfire and drink and sing all night until the fat, long candles ran out. Wirework and clay skeleton dolls also appear and hang on the altar, enjoying the time of the dead and the living. For the dead with no access, people visit homes, dressed up like Halloween, and walk with prayers and songs. And the dead return on the afternoon of the second day.
Since the days of the Aztec Empire before the Spanish invasion, the Mexican region seems to have a unique sense of death. Despite suffering the fear of the "face of death," as in other countries, they see death a little closer and as a part of everyday life, as a sign of life than fear, and death and life What is intertwined is the Mexican folk.
How attractive is a Mexican who enjoys a festival even though it is like a tray in Japan! Perhaps the reason why the skeleton doll also has a somewhat charming face is the cheerful culture of living in vivid colors.

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