DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS on Nov at Oaxaca, Mexico
A man is dead celebration
It comes in early November and the Mexican families to throw a party, the Dead and an invitation to dinner. Although the Day of the Dead (Day of the Dead) is often confused with Halloween because of their proximity in time, this festival is not about ghouls and goblins, but revives the dead and welcomed home their lives as a blessing.
Altars and offerings are a way to remind family members who went to the afterlife. In this culture, and the blurring of the lines between life and death and the acceptance of mortality becomes a freedom from fear. In fact, life and death and live in parallel planes in Mexico. This beautiful festival is a deep lesson of life that transcends life itself.
All Saints, souls and skulls
This celebration dates back 3,000 years, long before the Spanish influence in the region. Today the party is a mixture of traditions of pre-Columbian and Christian teachings. The Aztecs believed that life and death coexist, and in the fall of the dead visit the living. Death is just the gates to the underworld, adhesion awareness and the Renaissance to the highest level. Christianity merged with the original ritual of All Saints (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2) to put their own religious spin on it. In Catholic Mexico often intertwined tombs and crosses with a strong Aztec symbols such as skulls. Similar celebrations occur throughout the world, including All Saints in the Philippines and All Souls Day in Brazil.
Celebration instead of mourning
While death is often a sad affair, Day of the Dead is a joyful celebration of life. For some, nerds might be seen as is the case with the dark shades. However, the basic themes are love and memory and honor. Day of the Dead is to accept death rather than life lost a duel, and the celebration of life lived. They help families and children come to terms with death, and perhaps even more the unknown and fear of life.
Archos offers brightly colored spiritual Plush carpet welcome and represents the gates to the underworld.
Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and the United States and other large Mexican population density countries. It spreads also artistic and cultural influence worldwide. The festival takes place over three days. October 31 is a day of preparation. The definition of gender roles traditionally in rural Mexico, women make food preparation and cleaning the house, while the men build altars mud in the house. November 1 intended for children and infants, today Angelitios (Day of the Little Angels). Offers placed candy and favorite toys on the massacres in the hope that life will absorb the essence and fed through his journey to the underworld. November 2 Day of the Dead, for adults. Calaveras (skulls decorated) is a rite of larger, more detailed and more complex and spicy food and served with shots of tequila.
Festivals occurring all over the country, but Oaxaca is the capital of Mexico from the late and the best place to dance with the dead. Lost souls often need some help in finding your way home. Archos offers brightly colored spiritual Plush carpet welcome and represents the gates to the underworld. Altars are central to the festival and make families remember lost loved ones. In Oaxaca, the altar and the cemetery are always popular. Offers of water such as the traditional pan de muerto and foodstuffs (bread of the dead) often take the form of skulls to feed the hungry spirits after a long trip home.
During the day is a time for rest and contemplation, while the night is to commemorate and celebrate. In a festival of this darkness, the night is when the dead come back to life. And vigils occur candlelight processions around the carnage, while the availability reacts vivid sound travel.
Festive food and drawing on the face
Soul food taken at this time of year, literally. In addition to bread and tortillas, Mexican hot chocolate (hot chocolate) and other traditional delights of dead is at hand. It is made for the dead, but the living get to enjoy them as leftovers (no essence) party in both worlds. Sugar skulls are the most famous image of the festival. For them, the display is white granulated sugar in the form of templates on the skull, and then colored, and each containing the name of one party. These are placed on the graves and massacres in memory. Some sugar skulls have inspired a range of cultural art on the basis of this tradition.
Another tradition that has spread outside of Mexico is a complex face paint. In the tradition of sugar skulls, people face as processions painted skulls and became a dance of the living dead. The Aztecs believed that the death was an awakening or a renaissance. Skull symbolism is very strong and this means that the power of death as a means to shift to a higher level of consciousness.
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