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Los Dias de los Muertos/
The Mexican Days of the Dead
Los Dias de los Muertos,
the Days of the Dead,
represent the most
important celebration of
the year in Mexico. The
occasio...
Mexican families save all
year to buy the flowers,
candles, incense, and
special foods needed to
properly honor their
dear...
Decorations for the ofrenda may include candles, flowers, incense,
cut paper banners, photographs, pictures of saints and ...
Pan de los Muertos
or bread of the
dead is made in the
shapes of skulls
and skeletons).
Candy skulls
are given to friends and placed on ofrendas.
ofrenda
ofrenda
ofrenda
A contemporary ofrenda by Carmen Lomas Garza
This ofrenda
includes a
picture of the person
being honored, their
favorite food,
flowers, candles,
and religious
statues.
Tamales often appear on ofrendas.
Mexican marigolds
(called zempascuchitl)
and cock’s comb are
the flowers most
associated with the
Days of the Dead. The
ma...
This painting by Mexican artist Diego Rivera depicts
the marigold sellers in the market.
Diego Rivera
painted many
other pictures of
Mexican
flower sellers.
This one features
calla lilies,
another flower
popular...
Candies and toys are
made in the shapes of
calavera (skulls and
skeletons).
Calavera toys and
papier-mache
skeleton figures
depict specific
professions,
musicians, brides
and grooms,
bicycle riders,...
In preparation for the
fiesta, tombs and
gravestones in the
cemeteries are
cleaned, freshly-
painted, and
elaborately deco...
A Cemetery Decorated for the Days of the Dead
Many Days of the Dead
decorations are made
from papier mache.
This image, known as La Catrina, was created by the
Mexican political cartoonist Posada to remind the wealthy
that they, t...
Another Political Cartoon by Posada
La Catrina in
Papier mache
La Catrina also appears in papel picado - cut paper banners.
La Catrina
Children’s Books about the Days of the Dead
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The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead
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The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead

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The Celebration of the Mexican Days of the Dead

  1. 1. Los Dias de los Muertos/ The Mexican Days of the Dead
  2. 2. Los Dias de los Muertos, the Days of the Dead, represent the most important celebration of the year in Mexico. The occasion, November 1st and 2nd , is a joyful time of remembrance, family reunion, and feasting, as relatives and friends gather together to honor their loved ones who have died. sugar skulls
  3. 3. Mexican families save all year to buy the flowers, candles, incense, and special foods needed to properly honor their dearly departed. They participate in the construction and decoration of ofrendas (home tabletop displays or altars) to honor their loved ones.
  4. 4. Decorations for the ofrenda may include candles, flowers, incense, cut paper banners, photographs, pictures of saints and the Virgin of Guadalupe, and offerings of the favorite food and drink of the deceased.
  5. 5. Pan de los Muertos or bread of the dead is made in the shapes of skulls and skeletons).
  6. 6. Candy skulls are given to friends and placed on ofrendas.
  7. 7. ofrenda
  8. 8. ofrenda
  9. 9. ofrenda
  10. 10. A contemporary ofrenda by Carmen Lomas Garza
  11. 11. This ofrenda includes a picture of the person being honored, their favorite food, flowers, candles, and religious statues.
  12. 12. Tamales often appear on ofrendas.
  13. 13. Mexican marigolds (called zempascuchitl) and cock’s comb are the flowers most associated with the Days of the Dead. The marigold is particularly pungent in aroma as is the copal incense that is burned on the ofrenda and in the cemetery.
  14. 14. This painting by Mexican artist Diego Rivera depicts the marigold sellers in the market.
  15. 15. Diego Rivera painted many other pictures of Mexican flower sellers. This one features calla lilies, another flower popular for the Days of the Dead.
  16. 16. Candies and toys are made in the shapes of calavera (skulls and skeletons).
  17. 17. Calavera toys and papier-mache skeleton figures depict specific professions, musicians, brides and grooms, bicycle riders, and other subjects from everyday life.
  18. 18. In preparation for the fiesta, tombs and gravestones in the cemeteries are cleaned, freshly- painted, and elaborately decorated by the members of the community with candles, flowers, breads, fruits, and other objects.
  19. 19. A Cemetery Decorated for the Days of the Dead
  20. 20. Many Days of the Dead decorations are made from papier mache.
  21. 21. This image, known as La Catrina, was created by the Mexican political cartoonist Posada to remind the wealthy that they, too, would face death.
  22. 22. Another Political Cartoon by Posada
  23. 23. La Catrina in Papier mache
  24. 24. La Catrina also appears in papel picado - cut paper banners.
  25. 25. La Catrina
  26. 26. Children’s Books about the Days of the Dead
  27. 27. slideshare.net/nwalkup slideshare.net/nwalkup/day-of-the-dead-bilingual-script

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