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Dia de los muertos

  1. 1. Dia De los Muertos By Jasberth Dimas Jesus Morales
  2. 2. History <ul><li>It can be tracked back to the Aztec and Maya </li></ul><ul><li>About 2500 to 3000 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>The Aztecs considered blessing to die in child birth, battle, or human sacrifice, because it was said they would have an afterlife </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dia De los Mu ertos <ul><li>It is Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>It is a day for Friends and family to remember the dead </li></ul><ul><li>It is the only day the souls return to enjoy the pleasures that they had in life </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrated in November 1 st and 2 nd </li></ul><ul><li>They take marigolds because its known as the flower of the dead. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not a depressing time </li></ul><ul><li>it is a period full of life, happiness, color food, family and fun. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tradition <ul><li>Traditional food is “Pan de Muertos” </li></ul><ul><li>The bread is made of a shape of a skull and cross bones </li></ul><ul><li>It is said to be good luck if you bite the bread and you get the skull that is hidden in the bread. </li></ul><ul><li>Paths of marigold pedals are scattered from the cemetery to the house of the family, Because it is said that the spirit will follow the yellow path </li></ul><ul><li>They go and clean the grave, and decorate it with offerings </li></ul><ul><li>They leave pillows and blankets outside so the souls can ret from their journey </li></ul><ul><li>Some people spend the night next to the grave </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do they do in that Day? <ul><li>Remember the Dead </li></ul><ul><li>The people take food </li></ul><ul><li>There are parades </li></ul><ul><li>They dance because it is said that the noise will wake up the soul </li></ul><ul><li>They make altars for the dead, which the alter contains the Christian cross and the picture of the deceased person </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where its celebrated <ul><li>Its mostly celebrated in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and other central and South American with Latino background </li></ul><ul><li>In Peru instead of having the offerings all October to November, they just put in on November second </li></ul>
  7. 7. November 1 st and 2 nd <ul><li>November 2 nd is the official day of the dead, </li></ul><ul><li>Dates correspond with the catholic celebration of the day of the Saints and of the soul </li></ul><ul><li>November first is the day the souls of the kids come “Angelitos”, and also known as “Dia de Los Inocentes” </li></ul><ul><li>They put toys, candy, and miniature cups and plates for the kids </li></ul><ul><li>November second the adults come back </li></ul><ul><li>And give them the best food the family can buy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Food <ul><li>Tamales </li></ul><ul><li>Mole </li></ul><ul><li>Chiles </li></ul><ul><li>Enchiladas </li></ul><ul><li>For the adults they take Tequila, Mezcal, pulque and Atole </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ofrenda <ul><li>It is to welcome the spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Some offerings are photos and statues </li></ul><ul><li>Food and drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Candles </li></ul><ul><li>Incense </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite items </li></ul>
  10. 10. Marigold <ul><li>The flower of the dead is important because its been said that the souls follow the bright yellow pedals </li></ul>