Customs vary throughout Mexico Most celebrations include: Decoration and family gathering at cemetery Special foods Ofrend...
In many regions, November 1 is dedicated to the remembrance of deceased infants and children Adults are honored November 2
<ul><li>In mid-October markets begin displaying items needed for Dia de los Muertos including: </li></ul><ul><li>Skeletons...
Calacas Skeletons are often shown in everyday activities which depict a dead person’s profession or interests.  The calaca...
 
 
Papel Picado
Floral wreaths and crosses
Velas (Candles)
Fresh Flowers
Pan de Muertos
Sugar Skulls Children are given sugar skulls with their names written on the forehead!
Altars in the home
<ul><li>*Altars have decorations:  papel picado, candles, flowers, photographs of the departed, candy skulls with the name...
<ul><li>Spirits return home…there they find many “goodies” they enjoyed while living </li></ul><ul><li>A wash basin and cl...
Atole de leche
Mole  (pronounced mole-ay)
Bebidas (drinks)
Tamales
 
 
 
<ul><li>The altar… </li></ul><ul><li>An area of the home is cleared of furnishings </li></ul><ul><li>Floors and walls are ...
<ul><li>Family members clean tombs and gravestones </li></ul><ul><li>Pull weeds </li></ul><ul><li>Tombs are painted and re...
This young boy has returned from the market with flowers for the cemetery
Procession to the cemetery
The army band participates in a local parade
Many towns have parades including processions on horseback
A group of  músicos  entertains at the cemetery
En el cementerio Family members gather at the cemetery.  They bring picnics and mariachi bands may play favorite songs.  L...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customs Around the World <ul><li>In the USA, most people avoid talking about death </li></ul><ul><li>Many other cultures a...
Images and information taken from  www.mexconnect.com and  www.azcentral.com
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dia de los muertos

  1. 2. Customs vary throughout Mexico Most celebrations include: Decoration and family gathering at cemetery Special foods Ofrendas (offerings) on altars Religious rites and prayers Often there are fireworks!
  2. 3. In many regions, November 1 is dedicated to the remembrance of deceased infants and children Adults are honored November 2
  3. 4. <ul><li>In mid-October markets begin displaying items needed for Dia de los Muertos including: </li></ul><ul><li>Skeletons (toys, figurines, sweets) </li></ul><ul><li>Papel Picado </li></ul><ul><li>Floral wreaths and crosses </li></ul><ul><li>Candles </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh flowers </li></ul><ul><li>-cempazuchiles (marigolds) </li></ul><ul><li>-barro de obispo (cockscomb) </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar or chocolate skulls and coffins </li></ul><ul><li>Pan de muerto (bread of the dead) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Calacas Skeletons are often shown in everyday activities which depict a dead person’s profession or interests. The calacas are often placed on altars. This shows the spirit that he has not been forgotten.
  5. 8. Papel Picado
  6. 9. Floral wreaths and crosses
  7. 10. Velas (Candles)
  8. 11. Fresh Flowers
  9. 12. Pan de Muertos
  10. 13. Sugar Skulls Children are given sugar skulls with their names written on the forehead!
  11. 14. Altars in the home
  12. 15. <ul><li>*Altars have decorations: papel picado, candles, flowers, photographs of the departed, candy skulls with the name of the deceased </li></ul><ul><li>*Altars have foods and drinks: bottles of beer or tequila, cups of atole (a sweet drink made of milk, sugar, and corn starch) or coffee, pop (many families will sacrifice to purchase a favorite brand!) and fresh water, as well as platters of rice, beans, chicken or meat in mole sauce, candied pumpkin or sweet potatoes, fruits and breads. </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Spirits return home…there they find many “goodies” they enjoyed while living </li></ul><ul><li>A wash basin and clean towel are placed on the altar for the spirit to “freshen up” after a long journey </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite foods and drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite cigarettes or cigars </li></ul><ul><li>Toys and candy for spirits of deceased children </li></ul>
  14. 17. Atole de leche
  15. 18. Mole (pronounced mole-ay)
  16. 19. Bebidas (drinks)
  17. 20. Tamales
  18. 24. <ul><li>The altar… </li></ul><ul><li>An area of the home is cleared of furnishings </li></ul><ul><li>Floors and walls are washed </li></ul><ul><li>A table is covered with clean sheets, a blanket, or tablecloth </li></ul><ul><li>Incense is usually burned </li></ul><ul><li>Many candles are lit </li></ul>
  19. 25. <ul><li>Family members clean tombs and gravestones </li></ul><ul><li>Pull weeds </li></ul><ul><li>Tombs are painted and repaired if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Graves are decorated with flower crosses, wreaths, </li></ul><ul><li>or floral arrangements </li></ul>
  20. 26. This young boy has returned from the market with flowers for the cemetery
  21. 27. Procession to the cemetery
  22. 28. The army band participates in a local parade
  23. 29. Many towns have parades including processions on horseback
  24. 30. A group of músicos entertains at the cemetery
  25. 31. En el cementerio Family members gather at the cemetery. They bring picnics and mariachi bands may play favorite songs. Local restaurants set up food stands. An outdoor church service is usually held.
  26. 45. Customs Around the World <ul><li>In the USA, most people avoid talking about death </li></ul><ul><li>Many other cultures around the world have rituals for remembering loved ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Many other cultures have similar rituals involving the lighting of lamps or candles and laying out food and drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Even ancient Egyptians had similar traditions or remembering loved ones </li></ul>
  27. 46. Images and information taken from www.mexconnect.com and www.azcentral.com

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