Day of the dead

by:Florina Arvizu October28,2013

The Date

Day of the dead is celebrated November 1st and 2nd.Day of the dead is celebrated because it is a day for the dead and to pray and remember your love one.On Day of the dead you usually eat or make the food that your loved one liked.On day of the dead they usually include flowers on their loved one’s grave,visit them make sugar skulls,marigolds, paint your face, and also day of the dead bread.Each year in the beginning of November, millions around the world honor and remember their deceased loved ones.

Different Traditions

The festival combines some of the ancient traditions of the Maya, Aztec, Nahuatl, and other indigenous groups, with Catholic Ones.Also Usually the do offerings.Day of the Dead celebrations vary from state to state in Mexico, but many Mexican families of the deceased travel to their hometown cemeteries for all-night parties.

Food or gifts

Mexico's vendors sell a variety of sweets, like sugar skulls (pictured on the table).Memorial altars are created in homes and offices. The ofrendas, or offerings, are decorated with candles, flowers, skulls, and gifts.On the Day of the Dead, the boundaries between life and death begin to blur. Men, women and children of all ages honor and celebrate their loved ones who have passed away, participating joyously in a festival that has roots nearly 4000 years old.Marigolds are another important Day of the Dead symbol. These yellow flowers are a symbol of death, referred to as the "flower of the dead". In Spanish they are known as cempazuchitl,cempasuchil or zempasuchil.

Natividad Haro

My tata was born on September 15,1942, he pasted away on April 12, 2000. His favorite kind of food was chopsuey. When Halloween came to the time he would like to hang a dummy from a tree. When little kids came to get the candy he would pull a string that would make the dummy fall and hang. His favorite thing to do was go hunting,fishing and camping with his grandskids and his kids. Also he love to dance. His favorite kind of music was mexican music. Every time he was at home he would always have music on and dance. He died because he had a really bad heart. He will always be in our hearts and we will never forget him especially my nana she still wheres the a ring that my tata bought her.