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Presentation2 Tina Mateo Y Maria

  1. 2. Symbols during Day of the Dead!!! <ul><li>Water - Fountain of life and used to quench the thirst of the dead. </li></ul><ul><li>Salt - In Pre-Columbian México salt was called tlaxcal and it symbolized fraternity and love for one another. Since the evangelization, salt has come to symbolize purification of the soul by Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Candles - Lit to light the path for the dead. Symbol of faith and hope. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Symbols during Day of the Dead <ul><li>Kopal Incense - Sacred offering to the Gods &quot;food for the Gods.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers - Symbol of love and friendship. </li></ul><ul><li>White flowers for children symbolize their purity. The yellow and orange cempascuchil (sem-pah-soo'-cheel) or marigold flowers are symbolic of the preciousness and gift of life. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Symbols during Day of the Dead!!!!! <ul><li>Dog - In Mesoamérica, figurines representing the hairless dog were used to help the dead cross the waters on the path to the underworld. Dog's also symbolize loyalty. </li></ul><ul><li>Petate - The woven floor mat is placed at the foot of the altar/ofrenda so that the spirits may rest after their long journey. In ancient México, the dead were rolled in a petate in preparation for cremation; this practice continues in present day México for the very poor who can not afford a casket. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>They are not for worshiping </li></ul><ul><li>Set up to remember and honor the memory of their ancestors. </li></ul><ul><li>Before setting an altar, they thoroughly clean their house. </li></ul>La Ofrenda
  5. 6. Ofrenda/Altar Ofrenda/Altar
  6. 7. La Ofrenda <ul><li>The ofrenda is set on a table, covered with a fine tablecloth, preferably white </li></ul><ul><li>Then the papel picado , cut tissue paper, is set over the cloth. </li></ul><ul><li>Several levels can be set on the ofrendas . Generally on the top level the images of the Saints and the Crucifix are set. </li></ul><ul><li>Next they set out their dead relatives favorite food in hopes that they will come back and enjoy a good meal. </li></ul>
  7. 8. American view of death vs Mexican view of death <ul><li>Los Dias de los Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a time of remembering and rejoicing. </li></ul><ul><li>In America, we mourn for our deceased relatives and it is a sad time for us. </li></ul><ul><li>In Mexico they have a designated holiday for rejoicing over loved ones in USA we do not. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Halloween vs The Day of the Dead <ul><li>Halloween and Day of the Dead in much similar because people dress up as ghouls, ghosts, mummies and skeletons, and parade through the town carrying an open coffin. </li></ul><ul><li>Much similar to Halloween gifts are Day of the Dead gifts and decorations. </li></ul><ul><li>In Mexico it is a culture which believes in a vibrant afterlife and remembers the departed ones with joy! </li></ul>