Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico
and around the world in many cultures.
Tradition connected with the holiday include creating private altars (ofrendas)
using marigolds, sugared skulls, sweet bread, the favorite foods and beverages
of the departed
.  The dead receive a warm and festive welcome from the 

living during the observance of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico.
At sundown families & friends gather sharing food & drink and
reminisce with the departed recounting stories and
events of the past year.
Scholars trace the modern day Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back
hundred of years to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess named Mictecacihuatl
(a deity whose role is watching over the bones of the dead)

{Images: google.com; exploreandgomexico.com}

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