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Day of the Dead "Ofrenda"
Pan de muerto, traditionally eaten on the holiday
.The Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Día de los Muertos), is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada.^ Today, Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and in certain parts of the United States and Central America.
  • Day of the Dead history 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ Big projects start in small ways, and so it was with this fall’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • The Drachen Foundation: A Non-Profit Kite Education Resource 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.drachen.org [Source type: General]

^ Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with this classic crayon technique.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.^ The best way to describe this holiday is to say it is a time when family members who have died are remembered.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
  • Day of the Dead Calavera Skull Masks - - Mexico - Monthly Seasonal Crafts - KinderArt 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.kinderart.com [Source type: General]

^ Families build altars and decorate the gravesites of loved ones who have died in dedication to their lives and to welcome their spirits back to the world of the living.

.The celebration occurs on November 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2).^ November 1 became All Saints Day , otherwise known as All Hallows Day.
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^ These dates correspond with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The celebrations on the eve of All Saint's Day continued to grow and change!

.Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.^ Sugar skulls, marigolds, candles, incense and special foods adorn home altars.
  • Step-by-step Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Making Instructions with Photos, Ingredients & Tips 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]
  • MakingSugarSkulls 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.zanzibartribalart.com [Source type: General]

^ These instructions are for traditional Sugar Skulls.

^ Traditional Uses: The traditional Mexican sugar skull is placed on the home altar or the tomb to honor a deceased loved one.

.Due to occurring shortly after Halloween, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, although the two actually have little in common.^ What is the difference between Halloween and Day of the Dead?
  • Frequently Asked Questions ~ MexicanSugarSkull.com | Day of the Dead | Mexican Folk Art | Sugar Skull Molds 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

^ This little item is a very common motif in Day of the Dead art.
  • Day of the Dead Art 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.ojinaga.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In this regard, it is very similar to Day of the Dead.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration, where partying is common,
.Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.^ Festivities were presided over by the goddess Mictecacihuatl.
  • Day of the Dead history 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ The original celebration can be traced to the many Mesoamerican native traditions such as the Aztec festival presided over by the “Lady of the Dead” which was dedicated to children and the dead.
  • Day of the Dead | Wahaca 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC blog.wahaca.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Psalteris sometimes called, rightfully so, The Little Bible, for it speaks in the tongue of prayer about the creation of the world and man, and traces in detail the thousands-year-old paths and fortunes of nations.
  • - The Church's Prayer for the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC orthodoxyinamerica.org [Source type: Original source]

.Similar holidays are celebrated in many parts of the world; for example, in Brazil Dia de Finados is a public holiday, which many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches.^ It is a public holiday in Brazil , where many Brazilians celebrate it by visiting cemeteries and churches, bringing flowers, lighting candles and praying."
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ It is a public holiday in Brazil, where many Brazilians celebrate it by visiting cemeteries and churches, bringing flowers, lighting candles and praying.

^ A holiday to honor loved ones who have died, Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated in many parts of Latin America and most famously in Mexico, where grave sites are decorated and meals are shared as families and community members gather to share stories about the dead.
  • Ready for Bay Area Day of the Dead festivities? | A+E Interactive 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

.In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones.^ Some people have been dead for several days .
  • Some people have been dead for several days 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We end the day with a dip in the Dead Sea.
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^ In rural Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried.
  • Day of the Dead history 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

.Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe and in the Philippines, and similarly-themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.^ Day of the Dead The Day of the Dead festival is celebrated in many cultures around the world, notably in Mexico and the Philippines.
  • Inspired by the Hispanic Holiday the Day of the Dead|El Dia de los Muertos in New Mexico|Maria Cristina 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC mariacristina.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Mexico, Fiestas are a form of national recreation celebrating many different aspects of culture and society.
  • http://www.cilc.org/search/content-provider-program.aspx?id=2161 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.cilc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Students will recognize that a holiday celebrated by one ethnic culture may be honored in many countries as the cultural group disperses among different areas.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

Contents

Observance in Mexico

Families tidying and decorating graves at a cemetery in Almoloya del Río in the State of Mexico
Detail of an "Ofrenda" in Ciudad Universitaria, México

Origins

.The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to the indigenous cultures.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Day of the Dead in Mexico Search this site: .
  • Mexico Celebrates Life | Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.dayofthedead.com [Source type: General]

^ The origins of the celebration of The Day of the Dead in Latin America can be traced back to the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

.Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors have been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2500–3000 years.^ More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death.
  • Day of the Dead history 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ This ritual is particularly important for those who have been lost in the year since the previous festival, and is a way of coming to terms with the death of someone loved and missed.
  • EDSITEment - This Month's Feature 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC edsitement.neh.gov [Source type: General]

^ Every year, on the anniversary of the death, family members observe the deceased's Yahrzeit ( Yiddish , lit.
  • Judaism 101: Life, Death and Mourning 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.jewfaq.org [Source type: Original source]

[1] .In the pre-Hispanic era, it was common to keep skulls as trophies and display them during the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth.^ Aztec and other Meso-American civilizations would keep skulls as trophies and would display them during ritual.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Skulls were used to symbolize the cycle of death and rebirth.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Day of the dead is symbolised by skulls and skeletons (the Nahua speaking peoples of pre-columbian Mexico saw the skull as a symbol of life – not death.
  • Day of the Dead | Wahaca 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC blog.wahaca.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The festival that became the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Learn more about the celebration of Days of the Dead, its tradition and crafts.
  • Event Calendar | National Museum of the American Indian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.nmai.si.edu [Source type: General]

^ Two months of the Aztec calendar were devoted to the dead.
  • Day of the Dead - 1/03/97 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.nacnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The festivities were dedicated to the god[2] known as the "Lady of the Dead," corresponding to the modern Catrina.^ The festival was presided over by the goddess known as Mictecacihuatl, or the Lady of the Dead.
  • EDSITEment - This Month's Feature 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC edsitement.neh.gov [Source type: General]

^ The original celebration can be traced to the many Mesoamerican native traditions such as the Aztec festival presided over by the “Lady of the Dead” which was dedicated to children and the dead.
  • Day of the Dead | Wahaca 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC blog.wahaca.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ There are many sources supporting the conclusion that Samhain refers to the festival, not a God of the Dead.

.In most regions of Mexico, November 1 honors children and infants, whereas deceased adults are honored on November 2. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1 mainly as "Día de los Inocentes" (Day of the Innocents) but also as "Día de los Angelitos" (Day of the Little Angels) and November 2 as "Día de los Muertos" or "Día de los Difuntos" (Day of the Dead).^ Pan de los Muertos by mexconnect.com Recipe for "Day of the Dead Bread."
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ D ias de los Muertos is the most distinctive holiday of Mexico's calendar.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ Mexico's Dia de las Muertos .
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[3]

Beliefs

.People go to cemeteries to communicate with the souls of the departed, and build private altars, containing the favorite foods and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia, of the departed.^ It is a celebration where families come together to remember their loved ones who have passed away with special homemade altars, traditional foods and family picnics at the family cemetery.
  • El Paso's Day of the Dead Poster Shows Washington that Border Wall is Not a Dead Issue (Latina Lista) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.latinalista.net [Source type: General]

^ On November 1st (for deceased children) and November 2nd (for adults), special altars (offerendas) are prepared for the departed loved ones, adorned with special artifacts and many marigolds, as well as special foods.
  • Marigold Sculptures (for Day of the Dead) Lesson Plan: Sculpture for Kids - KinderArt 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.kinderart.com [Source type: General]

^ Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
  • Day of the Dead Calavera Skull Masks - - Mexico - Monthly Seasonal Crafts - KinderArt 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.kinderart.com [Source type: General]

.The intent is to encourage visits by the souls, so that the souls will hear the prayers and the comments of the living directed to them.^ It is widely accepted that the souls of the departed ones return to visit their living relatives.
  • History of the Day of the Dead thru historioling�istics 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.linguatics.com [Source type: General]

^ Aztecs and Mayans both believed that one day of the year the souls of the departed would return to the realm of the living, where they could visit their families and loved ones.
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^ November 2 Feast of All Souls Size: A A The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity.
  • Feast of All Souls | Saint of the Day | AmericanCatholic.org 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.americancatholic.org [Source type: General]

.Celebrations can take a humorous tone, as celebrants remember funny events and anecdotes about the departed.^ Many people do not remember a Day of the Dead celebration until Sandra and Jorge Castro started a celebration at the Raramuri Center about 20 years ago.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ This anecdotal paragraph with its author's obvious delight in telling the gruesomely "humorous" event appears of questionable authenticity at first.
  • Good Indians...Dead Indians... 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.dickshovel.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So during this joyous, carnivalesque celebration, Mexicans embrace the concept of death (including that of their departed friends and family) with true gusto , satirical humor, and with affectionate mockery.
  • History of the Day of the Dead thru historioling�istics 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.linguatics.com [Source type: General]

[3]
.Plans for the day are made throughout the year, including gathering the goods to be offered to the dead.^ Made out good this year myself!
  • Dead Space Reviews, Experiences, Stories, News, Images | gamerDNA 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.gamerdna.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Plans for the festival are made throughout the year, including gathering the goods to be offered to the dead.

^ Panteon in Janitizio -- Day of the Dead offerings .
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

.During the 3-day period, families usually clean and decorate graves;[2] most visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and decorate their graves with ofrendas (offerings), which often include orange mexican marigolds (Tagetes erecta) called "cempasúchitl" (originally named cempoalxochitl, Nahuatl for "twenty flowers").^ They will then proceed to the cemetery to visit, bless and decorate the graves.
  • Day of the Dead - 1/03/97 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.nacnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Often, they visit their departed family members at the cemeteries.

^ It's the day that Mexicans flock to the cemeteries to visit family members who have passed on.
  • Laura Carlsen: Day of the Dead in Oaxaca 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

.In modern Mexico, this name is sometimes replaced with the term "Flor de Muerto" ("Flower of the Dead").^ For the Day of the Dead in Mexico, it is sometimes hard to get fresh flowers.
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^ Mexico's Dia de las Muertos .
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico .
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

.These flowers are thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings.^ On November 1st (All Souls Day) and 2nd (Day of the Dead), many Mexican households prepare an altar with the dead person's picture, putting offerings of flowers.
  • Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ It was a dreaded occasion, since it was thought that time stood still, and the souls of the dead walked the land.
  • YHWHEXCERPT from the book FOSSILIZED CUSTOMS   BY LEW WHITE 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.fossilizedcustoms.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Possibly, the strong aromatic scent of these flowers attracted those bygone souls who dwelt in the hereafter.
  • History of the Day of the Dead thru historioling�istics 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.linguatics.com [Source type: General]

Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico
.Toys are brought for dead children (los angelitos, or "the little angels"), and bottles of tequila, mezcal or pulque or jars of atole for adults.^ Toys are brought for dead children (los angelitos, or little angels because often young children are dressed as angels when buried, as unmarried adults are often buried in wedding cloths), and bottles of tequila, mezcal, pulque or atole for adults.

^ They bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults.
  • Day of the Dead history 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ Day of the Dead bread cultura - culture angelitos - young children who have died and are remembered on Day of Dead.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

.Families will also offer trinkets or the deceased's favorite candies on the grave.^ Families will also offer trinkets or the deceased's favorite candies on the grave.

^ Adult graves are adorned with offerings of the deceased's favorite possessions, foods, alcohol or cigarettes, and are profusely decorated with colorful flowers, particularly marigolds, which are believed to guide the spirits of loved ones home.
  • La Casa de Mis Recuerdos - Day of the Dead - A Mexican tradition in Oaxaca 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.misrecuerdos.net [Source type: General]

^ On All Saints Day, families flock to the graves of deceased loved ones to remember and to celebrate their lives.
  • Inspired by the Hispanic Holiday the Day of the Dead|El Dia de los Muertos in New Mexico|Maria Cristina 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC mariacristina.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ofrendas are also put in homes, usually with foods such as candied pumpkin, pan de muerto ("bread of the dead"), sugar skulls and beverages such as atole.^ Pan de los Muertos by mexconnect.com Recipe for "Day of the Dead Bread."
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ The Day of the Dead bread, pan de muerto, should be accompanied by fruit and candy placed on the altar.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz Home .
  • Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

.The ofrendas are left out in the homes as a welcoming gesture for the deceased.^ In the homes, family members honor their deceased with ofrendas or offerings which may consist of photographs, bread, other foods, flowers, toys and other symbolic offerings.
  • Day of the Dead -El Dia de los Muertos 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mysticvoodoo.com [Source type: General]

^ "Ofrendas" (offerings) are often set up in the home on an altar displaying portraits, personal goods, clothing, favorite foods, and possessions of the deceased family member.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ C heck out the altars, called ofrendas , in many schools, businesses, homes and museums in the area.

[2] .Some people believe the spirits of the dead eat the "spiritual essence" of the ofrendas food, so even though the celebrators eat the food after the festivities, they believe it lacks nutritional value.^ Some people have been dead for several days .
  • Some people have been dead for several days 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people believe the spirits of the dead eat the "spiritual essence" of the ofrenda food, so even though the celebrators eat the food after the festivity, they believe it lacks nutritional value.

^ Stories are told featuring the dead and bells begin ringing in the early evening to summon the spirits and ring at regular intervals throughout the night.
  • Maya's Day of the Dead Cookies Recipe - 101 Cookbooks 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.101cookbooks.com [Source type: General]

.Pillows and blankets are left out so that the deceased can rest after their long journey.^ The pillows and blankets are left out so that the deceased can rest after their long journey.

^ These ofrendas are left out in the homes as a welcoming gesture for the deceased.

^ Jars of water are set out to quench the thirst of the dead for it will be a long journey home.

.In some parts of Mexico, such as the towns of Mixquic, Pátzcuaro and Janitzio, people spend all night beside the graves of their relatives.^ In some parts of Mexico, such as the towns of Mixquic, Ptzcuaro and Janitzio, people spend all night beside the graves of their relatives.

^ Some people just have all the luck.
  • Knee-Deep in the Dead | A Will to Act 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.awilltoact.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the cemeteries lit up for the November 1st all-night vigil and Pátzcuaro's Panteon Municipal, the day after the crush of family members.

.In many places people have picnics at the gravesite as well.^ The house which was built (The Kaaba in Makkah built by prophet Abraham ) and in which many idols have been placed will be purged of idols, and people will say their prayers facing towards it.
  • What Did Jesus Really Say ? - The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gospel of Barn 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC wings.buffalo.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Some families build altars or small shrines in their homes;[2] these usually have the Christian cross, statues or pictures of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pictures of deceased relatives and other persons, scores of candles and an ofrenda.^ These altars usually have the Christian cross, statues or pictures of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pictures of deceased relatives and other persons, flowers such as marigolds, and scores of candles.

^ These ofrendas are left out in the homes as a welcoming gesture for the deceased.

^ Some wealthier families do build altars or small shrines in their homes.

.Traditionally, families spend some time around the altar, praying and telling anecdotes about the deceased.^ Traditionally, families spend some time around the altar praying and telling anecdotes about the deceased.

^ First and foremost, the Days of the Dead is a time when families fondly remember the deceased, visit their graves and clean the gravesites and leave fresh flowers.

^ Many families will spend the entire night here, remembering their loved ones with recitations of the Rosary and praying that they will come and partake of the aromas of their favorite foods.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

.In some locations, celebrants wear shells on their clothing, so that when they dance, the noise will wake up the dead; some will also dress up as the deceased.^ Some people believe the spirits of the dead eat the "spiritual essence" of the ofrenda food, so even though the celebrators eat the food after the festivity, they believe it lacks nutritional value.

^ I am especially enamoured with the catrinas: dressed up in their finery, they come to escort the recently-departed up to the "big party" in the sky.
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Other versions say the Celts dressed up in outlandish costumes and roamed the neighborhoods making noise to scare the spirits away.

.Public schools at all levels build altars with ofrendas, usually omitting the religious symbols.^ Day of the Dead is a time to remember and honor the deceased and is usually characterized by ofrendas, which are shrines or altars constructed to present offerings to the spirits.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ C heck out the altars, called ofrendas , in many schools, businesses, homes and museums in the area.

.Government offices usually have at least a small altar, as this holiday is seen as important to the Mexican heritage.^ This holiday is as important to Mexicans as Thanksgiving is to us.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ COLORFUL SUGAR CANDY SKULLS This is a great activity to do with kids, particularly if you explain the holiday to them and make a small altar in your home.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

.Those with a distinctive talent for writing sometimes create short poems, called "calaveras" ("skulls"), mocking epitaphs of friends, describing interesting habits and attitudes or funny anecdotes.^ So it is making a distinction between the Rephaim and the descendants who are those of the creation of God.
  • The Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the sixteenth century C.E. a close friend of Pope Sextus (1589-1590) called Fra Marino, became extremely interested in the writings of Irenaeus.
  • What Did Jesus Really Say ? - The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gospel of Barn 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC wings.buffalo.edu [Source type: Original source]

.This custom originated in the 18th-19th century, after a newspaper published a poem narrating a dream of a cemetery in the future, "and all of us were dead", proceeding to "read" the tombstones.^ So may you understand that all we know will be dead forever from that day and hour when the portal of the Future is swung to."
  • Guide page: "Day of the Dead" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.midwinter.com [Source type: General]

^ An all-night vigil marks the Day of the Dead at the cemetery in San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico City.
  • Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead | Travel | The Guardian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Then late in the tenth century, Benedictine monks chose to move the mass for their dead to November second, the day after the Feast of all saints.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

.Newspapers dedicate calaveras to public figures, with cartoons of skeletons in the style of the famous calaveras of José Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican illustrator.^ The second is Calaveras depicting contemporary newspapers as skeleton cyclists.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Posadas Popular Mexican Prints by Jos Posada 273 great 19th-century woodcuts: crimes, miracles, skeletons, ads, portraits, news cuts.

^ José Guadalupe Posada began in the 19th century the calavera and calaverita tradition that continues to this day.

.Theatrical presentations of Don Juan Tenorio by José Zorrilla (1817–1893) are also traditional on this day.^ Virtually all present Halloween traditions can be traced to the ancient Celtic day of the dead.
  • Mythology's Myth*inglinks: Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, All Souls, All Saints 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mythinglinks.org [Source type: General]

^ José Guadalupe Posada began in the 19th century the calavera and calaverita tradition that continues to this day.

.A common symbol of the holiday is the skull (colloquially called calavera), which celebrants represent in masks, called calacas (colloquial term for "skeleton"), and foods such as sugar or chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead.^ The main symbols of this holiday are skulls and skeletons, which are displayed throughout the cities.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Sugar skulls and calacas (skeletons).
  • Day of the Dead -El Dia de los Muertos 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mysticvoodoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Sugar Skull Shirt - - Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a statement shirt.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.Sugar skulls are gifts that can be given to both the living and the dead.^ Use Crayola® Chalk, Glitter Glue, and dark paper to make symbolic sugar skulls for your Mexican Day of the Dead celebration.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ Browse through the questions sugar skulls, Day of the Dead, folk art, oilcloth, and papel picado, or select a question from the dropdown menu below.
  • Frequently Asked Questions ~ MexicanSugarSkull.com | Day of the Dead | Mexican Folk Art | Sugar Skull Molds 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

^ John Whitehead: George A. Romero is generally given credit for the proliferation of zombie movies, but there were some 40 zombie movies before Night of the Living Dead in 1968.
  • Gospel of the Living Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.rutherford.org [Source type: Original source]

.Other holiday foods include pan de muerto, a sweet egg bread made in various shapes, from plain rounds to skulls and rabbits, for celebrating this "fiesta" often decorated with white frosting to look like twisted bones.^ Pan de Muertos , one in English and the other in Spanish.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ Pan de Muerto is plain round sweet bread sprinkled with white sugar and a crisscrossed bone shape laid on top.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Special loaves of bread are baked, called pan de muertos , and decorated with "bones.
  • Days of the Dead on the Net - Welcome to a Celebration of Los Dias De Los Muertos 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

.José Guadalupe Posada created a famous print of a figure that he called "La Calavera de la Catrina" ("calavera of the female dandy"), as a parody of a Mexican upper class female.^ The first, la calavera Catrina.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ La calavera Catrina .
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Arte Popular in Oaxaca is Calavera de la Catrina by Posada .
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

.Posada's striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead, and Catrina figures often are a prominent part of modern Day of the Dead observances.^ To this day, witches, ghosts, and skeleton figures of the dead are among the favorite disguises.
  • Mythology's Myth*inglinks: Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, All Souls, All Saints 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mythinglinks.org [Source type: General]

^ Although often associated exclusively with Mexico, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of the most colorful and fascinating celebrations in Guatemala.
  • Book Ahead for Day of the Dead on this Guatemalan Adventure | Frommers.com 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ Yet an overemphasis on the continuities of the Pre-Columbian past can easily elide the fact that there are also striking similarities between the rituals and customs of the Day of the Dead and the early modern observance of All Souls Day in Europe.
  • History of the Day of the Dead thru historioling�istics 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.linguatics.com [Source type: General]

"Gran calavera eléctrica" (Grand electric skull) by José Guadalupe Posada, 1900-1913
.The traditions and activities that take place in celebration of the Day of the Dead are not universal and often vary from town to town.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally the Day of Dead celebration can be traced to Mesoamerican native traditions.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Day of the Dead celebration.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

.For example, in the town of Pátzcuaro on the Lago de Pátzcuaro in Michoacán the tradition is very different if the deceased is a child rather than an adult.^ I disagree in that 5 years ago the web was a very different creature than it is today.
  • The Internet is Dead and Boring « blog maverick 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC blogmaverick.com [Source type: General]

^ A very interesting tradition is that for the first three years that follow the passing away of a person, every November first, it is the godparents of the deceased who decorate the arch.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ This makes it a thoroughly unique, cross-cultural holiday, effectively blending two very different traditions.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

.On November 1 of the year after a child's death, the godparents set a table in the parents' home with sweets, fruits, pan de muerto, a cross, a Rosary (used to ask the Virgin Mary to pray for them) and candles.^ Tamales, mole, pan de muerto, and seasonal fruits are traditionally used, as well as foods that were favorites of the deceased.
  • Day of the Dead -El Dia de los Muertos 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mysticvoodoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Pan de Muerto with Sesame Seeds - Day of the Dead Bread 44 oz $25.00 .
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]
  • Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ Pan de los Muertos by mexconnect.com Recipe for "Day of the Dead Bread."
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

This is meant to celebrate the child's life, in respect and appreciation for the parents. .There is also dancing with colorful costumes, often with skull-shaped masks and devil masks in the plaza or garden of the town.^ Colorful sugar skulls, often with the names of family members or friends are decorated and placed on the altar.

^ Native cultures would not often feel it was appropriate to use the actual skulls so many of the baked goods on the altar were there to symbolize skulls.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Focus on the different colors, shapes, and designs that the skulls have, in order to help the students get ideas for decorating their own skull sculpture.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

.At midnight on November 2, the people light candles and ride winged boats called mariposas (Spanish for "butterflies") to Janitzio, an island in the middle of the lake where there is a cemetery, to honor and celebrate the lives of the dead there.^ There were dead people everywhere."
  • Swans Commentary: The Worst Day of the War?, by Stephen Gowans - gowans23 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.swans.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada.
  • Day of the Dead Calavera Skull Masks - - Mexico - Monthly Seasonal Crafts - KinderArt 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.kinderart.com [Source type: General]

^ Day of the Dead is a synchronistic blend of pre-Conquest pagan rituals and the Catholic celebrations called All Souls and All Saint's Day.
  • Frequently Asked Questions ~ MexicanSugarSkull.com | Day of the Dead | Mexican Folk Art | Sugar Skull Molds 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

.In contrast, the town of Ocotepec, north of Cuernavaca in the State of Morelos opens its doors to visitors in exchange for 'veladoras' (small wax candles) to show respect for the recently dead.^ Happy that the living dead are expunged, but sad for all the main characters in the show when the town's people finally come to rescue (or so-called rescue).
  • Internet Archive: Free Download: Night of the Living Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In return, the visitors receive tamales and 'atole'. This is only done by the owners of the house where somebody in the household has died in the previous year. Many people of the surrounding areas arrive early to eat for free and enjoy the elaborate altars set up to receive the visitors from 'Mictlán'.
.In some parts of the country (especially the cities, where in recent years there are displaced other customs) children in costumes roam the streets, knocking on people's doors, for a calaverita, a small gift of candies or money; they also ask passersby for it.^ Some ask, “Where is the hopeful part?
  • Gospel of the Living Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.rutherford.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are only other people.
  • Cartuna Day 5: A SERIOUS MAN on THE ROAD to see George A Romero's SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD & more! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Especially if they are being brought in from other countries.
  • 5/28/2007 - America Dishonors Her War Dead On Memorial Day - And Replies - Opinion - Chattanoogan.com 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.chattanoogan.com [Source type: Original source]

.This custom is similar to that of Halloween's trick-or-treating, and is relatively recent.^ Pumpkin Patches and More.org Where you can find a pumpkin patch, corn maze, safe trick-or-treating, hayrides and other Fall and Halloween fun near you!

^ Everyone knows that the celebration of Halloween involves witches, warlocks, jack-o-lanterns, and an odd little phrase, trick or treat.
  • YHWHEXCERPT from the book FOSSILIZED CUSTOMS   BY LEW WHITE 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.fossilizedcustoms.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some people believe that possessing "Día de los Muertos" items can bring good luck.^ El Dia de los Muertos .
  • WebQuest 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.netxv.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dia de Los Muertos in Janitzio .
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ El Dia de los Muertos.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

.Many people get tattoos or have dolls of the dead to carry with them.^ Most people who died at either Port Arthur or Point Puer were buried on the `Isle of the Dead', many of the gravestones still visible today.
  • Tasmanian Sea Levels - Lessons from the Isle of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.john-daly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many people do not remember a Day of the Dead celebration until Sandra and Jorge Castro started a celebration at the Raramuri Center about 20 years ago.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ When I create Day of the Dead art, I pay homage to my ancestors and to the many indigenous people who were killed by war and lost in the process of colonization.
  • Day of the Dead -El Dia de los Muertos 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mysticvoodoo.com [Source type: General]

.They also clean their houses and prepare the favorite dishes of their deceased loved ones to place upon their altar or ofrenda.^ They have come to clean the graves of their loved ones.
  • Halloween on the Net - Los Dias De Los Muertos (Days of the Dead) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ Many families will spend the entire night here, remembering their loved ones with recitations of the Rosary and praying that they will come and partake of the aromas of their favorite foods.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ Participants are encouraged to bring pictures or small objects of loved ones who have passed on to use in their altar.
  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS SUMMARY 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC phoenix.gov [Source type: General]

Observances outside Mexico

Day of the Dead altar in Atlanta in memory of Jennifer Ann Crecente, murdered at the age of 18 by her ex-boyfriend.
San Francisco's annual Day of the Dead celebration in Garfield Square
An altar in Los Angeles pays homage to "dead" TV shows, with traditional marigolds, sugar skulls and candles

United States

.In many American communities with Mexican populations, Day of the Dead celebrations are held which are very similar to those held in Mexico.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ This holiday is widely celebrated in Mexico and in communities where Mexican families live.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ Day of the Dead celebration.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

.In some of these communities, such as in Texas[4] and Arizona,[5] the celebrations tend to be mostly traditional.^ Cemetery celebrations occur during these days too depending on the traditions of the town or village.
  • Frequently Asked Questions ~ MexicanSugarSkull.com | Day of the Dead | Mexican Folk Art | Sugar Skull Molds 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

^ These quilts are part of an on-going series to celebrate the Mexican folk-art tradition and are more humorous in nature than honoring anyone in particular."
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ From Pagan to Christian Some historians trace the origin of Halloween back to the ancient Christian tradition of celebrating the lives of Christian martyrs on the anniversaries of their deaths.
  • YHWHEXCERPT from the book FOSSILIZED CUSTOMS   BY LEW WHITE 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.fossilizedcustoms.com [Source type: Original source]

.For example, the All Souls' Procession has been an annual Tucson event since 1990. The event combines elements of traditional Dia de los Muertos celebrations with those of pagan harvest festivals.^ Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with this classic crayon technique.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ Sugar Skull Shirt - - Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a statement shirt.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ Mexico's Dia de las Muertos .
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

.People wearing masks carry signs honoring the dead and an urn in which people can put slips of paper with prayers on them to be burned.^ In Mexico, the making paper rosettes is an art, and people use them on altars during Day of the Dead and in place of real flowers in giant vases and bowls.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ Day of the Dead involves several long-standing customs to honor the deceased, but none are as notable and well recognized as the practice of wearing costumes, especially a traditional mask called a calaca.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ What an honor and privilege it is to put on a uniform and defend such people.
  • 5/28/2007 - America Dishonors Her War Dead On Memorial Day - And Replies - Opinion - Chattanoogan.com 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.chattanoogan.com [Source type: Original source]

[6]
.In other communities, interactions between Mexican traditions and American culture are resulting in celebrations in which Mexican traditions are being extended to make artistic or sometimes political statements.^ Dia de Los Murtos on Wikipedia || Death Customs "The holiday is especially popular in Mexico where it is a national holiday , and is celebrated in the Philippines , in Mexican-American communities in the United States , and to a lesser extent, in other Latin American countries.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

^ The Day of the Dead is also celebrated in areas of the United States, such as California, Texas, and many others, in which the Mexican/American heritage exists.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ As a result of this article, Mr. Michel in behalf of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, initiated discussions with the Church which extended over a period of several months.
  • A chronicle of the Mormon/Jewish controversy; THE LDS AGREEMENT: A JewishGen InfoFile 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For example, in Los Angeles, California, the Self Help Graphics & Art Mexican-American cultural center presents an annual Day of the Dead celebration, that includes both traditional and political elements, such as altars to honor the victims of the Iraq War highlighting the high casualty rate among Latino soldiers.^ Much has been written and documented on the Mexican Day of the Dead traditions.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Mexican days of the dead (dias de los Muertos) .

.An updated, inter-cultural version of the Day of the Dead is also evolving at a cemetery near Hollywood.^ Day of the Dead bread cultura - culture angelitos - young children who have died and are remembered on Day of Dead.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Show your skills and creative talent by making your own version of our Plaster of Paris Skulls décor for the Day of the Dead celebrations.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ UPDATE: 05/22/05 - Taurus Entertainment has just announced that along with their sequel Day of the Dead: Contagion, they will also be making a remake of Romero's film Day of the Dead.
  • Night, Dawn, Day, Land, Return of the Living Dead, Zombie 1, 2, 3, 4... huh - Movie-List Forum 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .There, in a mixture of Mexican traditions and Hollywood hip, conventional altars are set up side-by-side with altars to Jayne Mansfield and Johnny Ramone.^ Appendix III. How to set up an altar (taken from http://www.mexweb.com/muertos.htm) .
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ There are many traditional elements that are used for the 'ofrenda' (altars) but the only one that is a requirement for this challenge is "happy skeletons" (happy because they are being remembered).
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ My sons helped me to clean the living room prior to setting up the altar then they helped set up the altar and participated in the altar dedication.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

Colorful native dancers and music intermix with performance artists, while sly pranksters play on traditional themes.
.Similar traditional and inter-cultural updating of Mexican celebrations is occurring in San Francisco, for example through the Galería de la Raza, SomArts Cultural Center, Mission Cultural Center, de Young Museum and Garfield Square.^ Maspero, Mémoires de la Mission , t.
  • The Gods Of The Book Of The Dead. 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.sacred-texts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Several groups such as Cambio, the MEChA group at Rio Grande High, the La Raza Youth Committee and many others will set up altars at the Community Center and place pictures of both celebrities and family members.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Day of the Dead/Da de los Muertos Sticker Book by Kwei-lin Lum This colorful sticker set celebrates the Day of the Dead, a joyful Mexican holiday.

.In Oakland at the Oakland Museum and with classes in the ancient art of Cartoneria at The Crucible, a local arts education center, and in Missoula, Montana, where skeletal celebrants on stilts, novelty bicycles, and skis parade through town.^ In the 1920's and 30's Halloween became a secular but community centered holiday which was celebrated with parades and town wide parties.

^ The parade follows a about a three mile route to the West Side Community Center where plays, poetry, arts and crafts tables and entertainment are offered.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ The South Broadway Cultural Center usually has a day of the Dead art exhibit which opens usually a few days before the day of the Dead and continues through the month of November.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

[8] It also occurs annually at historic Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. .Sponsored by Forest Hills Educational Trust and the folkloric performance group La Piñata, the Day of the Dead celebration celebrates the cycle of life and death.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, the Day of the Dead is a cherished, complex holiday celebration where death is seen as life.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Explain when and where the Day of the Dead is celebrated.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

.People bring offerings of flowers, photos, mementos, and food for their departed loved ones which they place at an elaborately and colorfully decorated altar.^ Altars are filled with the foods that the dead loved.
  • Day-of-the-Dead in Oaxaca - Traditions Mexico Tours 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.traditionsmexico.com [Source type: General]

^ It is a celebration where families come together to remember their loved ones who have passed away with special homemade altars, traditional foods and family picnics at the family cemetery.
  • El Paso's Day of the Dead Poster Shows Washington that Border Wall is Not a Dead Issue (Latina Lista) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.latinalista.net [Source type: General]

^ We see crosses made from marigold petals, elaborate multi-colored floral wreaths and artificial flower arrangements, along with more of the fruits, vegetables, goodies, photos, personal mementos and statues we saw in the homes.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

A program of traditional music and dance also accompanies the community event.

Latin America

.Guatemalan celebrations of the Day of the Dead are highlighted by the construction and flying of giant kites[9] in addition to the traditional visits to gravesites of ancestors.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally the Day of Dead celebration can be traced to Mesoamerican native traditions.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Explain when and where the Day of the Dead is celebrated.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

.A big event also is the consumption of fiambre that is made only for this day during the year.^ The day I found a company that made a deep lime green (chartreuse) food color (I believe the only one in the US), I did cartwheels in the living room.
  • Frequently Asked Questions ~ MexicanSugarSkull.com | Day of the Dead | Mexican Folk Art | Sugar Skull Molds 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

^ Discuss the students answers, and explain how these are some events that take place during the Day of the Dead celebration.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Paper Flowers for the Day of the Dead - - The paper flowers distributed during Day of the Dead are colorful creations made from tissue paper and wire.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.In Ecuador, the Day of the Dead is observed to some extent by all parts of society, though it is especially important to the indigenous Kichwa peoples who make up an estimated quarter of the population.^ Some people have been dead for several days .
  • Some people have been dead for several days 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Day of the Dead also called "Dia de los Muertos," is a holiday (or festival) which is celebrated in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and other areas in Central and South America populated with the Latino ethnic background.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ All Souls' Day has morphed and exists today, particularly in Latin America and Mexico, where All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day are collectively observed as "Los Dias de los Muertos" (The Days of the Dead).

.Indigena families gather together in the community cemetery with offerings of food for a day-long remembrance of their ancestors and lost loved ones.^ The next day the families travel to the cemetery.
  • Halloween on the Net - Los Dias De Los Muertos (Days of the Dead) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ It is a celebration where families come together to remember their loved ones who have passed away with special homemade altars, traditional foods and family picnics at the family cemetery.
  • El Paso's Day of the Dead Poster Shows Washington that Border Wall is Not a Dead Issue (Latina Lista) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.latinalista.net [Source type: General]

^ In the U.S., observance of Memorial Day used to be a time for putting flowers on graves and even taking a picnic lunch out to eat beside the grave of a loved one.

.Ceremonial foods include colada morada, a spiced fruit porridge that derives its deep purple color from the Andean blackberry and purple maize.^ She includes data on Samhain's symbols, herbs, foods, incense, colors, and stones.
  • Mythology's Myth*inglinks: Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, All Souls, All Saints 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mythinglinks.org [Source type: General]

^ The day I found a company that made a deep lime green (chartreuse) food color (I believe the only one in the US), I did cartwheels in the living room.
  • Frequently Asked Questions ~ MexicanSugarSkull.com | Day of the Dead | Mexican Folk Art | Sugar Skull Molds 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

^ Our purple, black and royal red are spectacular but one has to use about 2/3 a jar to achieve the deep color.
  • Frequently Asked Questions ~ MexicanSugarSkull.com | Day of the Dead | Mexican Folk Art | Sugar Skull Molds 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

.This is typically consumed with guagua de pan, a bread shaped like a swaddled infant, though variations include horses and pigs — the latter being traditional to the city of Loja.^ Then there are the piles of pan de muerto , a sweet round decorated bread that provides the spirits with sustenance when they've found their way.
  • Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead | Travel | The Guardian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Pan de Muerto with Sesame Seeds - Day of the Dead Bread 44 oz $25.00 .
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]
  • Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ Pan de los Muertos by mexconnect.com Recipe for "Day of the Dead Bread."
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: General]

The bread, which is wheat flour-based today but was made with cornmeal in the pre-Columbian era can be made savory with cheese inside, or sweet with a filling of guava paste. .These traditions have permeated into mainstream society as well, where food establishments add both colada morada and gaugua de pan to their menus for the season.^ The common foods eaten on this holiday include pan de los muertos ("bread of the dead"), which is flat bread baked in the shape of skulls and crossbones.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Dia de Muertos Sweet Bread - Enjoy the delicious Mexican sweet bread a tradition for the holiday season of Halloween and Day of the Dead.
  • Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ Mexican Food > Mexican Recipes > Mexican Food Gifts > Mexican Desserts Order Pan de Muerto or Pan de Muertos - Mexican Bread of the Dead What would you do if someone invited you to a fiesta in a graveyard?
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

.Many non-indigenous Ecuadorians partake in visiting the graves of the deceased and preparing the traditional foods as well.^ First and foremost, the Days of the Dead is a time when families fondly remember the deceased, visit their graves and clean the gravesites and leave fresh flowers.

^ Once there, they decorate graves and participate in a unique Guatemalan tradition, flying giant kites to communicate with the deceased.
  • Book Ahead for Day of the Dead on this Guatemalan Adventure | Frommers.com 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ This traditional cut paper folk art is found throughout Mexico and the former colonies of Spain as well as in the folk traditions of many other countries.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.The Brazilian public holiday of "Finados" (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 2. Similar to other Day of the Dead celebrations, people go to cemeteries and churches, with flowers, candles, and prayer.^ Some people have been dead for several days .
  • Some people have been dead for several days 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

^ People celebrate this holiday in their households, as well as in the cemeteries.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Explain when and where the Day of the Dead is celebrated.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

.The celebration is intended to be positive, to celebrate those who are deceased.^ This celebration is in honor of those who have died.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ By performing proxy baptisms in behalf of those who have died, Church members offer these blessings to deceased ancestors.
  • A chronicle of the Mormon/Jewish controversy; THE LDS AGREEMENT: A JewishGen InfoFile 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We’ll be part of this compelling celebration of those who’ve gone beyond this world.
  • Day-of-the-Dead in Oaxaca - Traditions Mexico Tours 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.traditionsmexico.com [Source type: General]

.In Haiti, voodoo traditions mix with Roman Catholic Day of the Dead observances, as, for example, loud drums and music are played at all-night celebrations at cemeteries to waken Baron Samedi, the Loa of the dead, and his mischievous family of offspring, the Gede.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Today most Latino families are celebrating a very special observance: Day of the Dead.
  • El Paso's Day of the Dead Poster Shows Washington that Border Wall is Not a Dead Issue (Latina Lista) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.latinalista.net [Source type: General]

^ Originally the Day of Dead celebration can be traced to Mesoamerican native traditions.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

.Dia de los ñatitas (Day of the Skulls) is a festival celebrated in La Paz, Bolivia on November 9. In pre-Columbian times, indigenous Andeans had a tradition of sharing a day with the bones of their ancestors on the third year after burial, however only the skulls are used today.^ Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with this classic crayon technique.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ Sugar Skull Shirt - - Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a statement shirt.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

^ Mexican days of the dead (dias de los Muertos) .

.Traditionally, the skull of one or more family members are kept at home to watch over the family and protect them during the year.^ If kept dry, skulls will look good for up to 2 years or more!

^ Colorful sugar skulls, often with the names of family members or friends are decorated and placed on the altar.

^ They were a hit last year so I decided to make a tutorial for the Sugar Skull Magnets cos they were my favourite ones to make.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.On November 9, the family crowns the skull with fresh flowers, sometimes also dressing it up in various garments, and makes offerings of cigarettes, coca leaves, alcohol, and various other items in thanks for the year's protection.^ First and foremost, the Days of the Dead is a time when families fondly remember the deceased, visit their graves and clean the gravesites and leave fresh flowers.

^ Make sugar skulls as part of your family tradition to remember your dear, departed loved ones.
  • Step-by-step Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Making Instructions with Photos, Ingredients & Tips 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

^ Remember, water sinks, so keep the sugar mixture mixed up frequently as you make your sugar skulls.
  • Step-by-step Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Making Instructions with Photos, Ingredients & Tips 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]
  • MakingSugarSkulls 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.zanzibartribalart.com [Source type: General]

The skulls are also sometimes taken to the central cemetery in La Paz for a special mass and blessing.[10][11][12]

Europe

.Observance of a Mexican-style Day of the Dead has spread to Europe as well.^ What do Mexicans celebrate on the day of the Dead?
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ On November 1st (All Souls Day) and 2nd (Day of the Dead), many Mexican households prepare an altar with the dead person's picture, putting offerings of flowers.
  • Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ The Day of the Dead is also celebrated in areas of the United States, such as California, Texas, and many others, in which the Mexican/American heritage exists.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

.In Prague, Czech Republic, for example, local citizens celebrate the Day of the Dead with masks, candles, and sugar skulls.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Celebrate the Day(s) of the Dead and decorate your altar with your own sugar skulls!

^ Celebrate Day of the Dead with your own sugar skulls!
  • Step-by-step Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Making Instructions with Photos, Ingredients & Tips 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]

[13]
.In many weicountries with a Roman Catholic heritage, All Saints Day and All Souls Day have long been holidays where people take the day off work, go to cemeteries with candles and flowers, and give presents to children, usually sweets and toys.^ These dates correspond with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ All Souls Day began independently from All Saints day, or the Feast of the saints.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Many saints have their own day to honor them.

[14] In Portugal and Spain, ofrendas (offerings) are made on this day. In Spain, the play Don Juan Tenorio is traditionally performed. .In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Ireland, people bring flowers to the graves of dead relatives and say prayers over the dead.^ First and foremost, the Days of the Dead is a time when families fondly remember the deceased, visit their graves and clean the gravesites and leave fresh flowers.

^ For every cake a child collected, he or she would have to say a prayer for the dead relatives of the person who gave the cake.

^ JW: In Dawn of the Dead , one of the characters near the end of the film looks at the zombies and says, “They’re us.” This brings me to the mall culture and materialism.
  • Gospel of the Living Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.rutherford.org [Source type: Original source]

.In Poland,[15] Slovakia,[16] Hungary,[17] Lithuania,[18] Croatia,[19] Slovenia,[20] Romania,[21] Austria, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Finland the tradition is to light candles and visit the graves of deceased relatives.^ Thus Isaiah 26:19-21 covers the one thousand years of Revelation 20:4ff., or the Millennium.
  • The Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Close Best hotel price guarantee .
  • Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead | Travel | The Guardian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ First and foremost, the Days of the Dead is a time when families fondly remember the deceased, visit their graves and clean the gravesites and leave fresh flowers.

In Tyrol, cakes are left for them on the table and the room kept warm for their comfort. .In Brittany, people flock to the cemeteries at nightfall to kneel, bareheaded, at the graves of their loved ones, and to anoint the hollow of the tombstone with holy water or to pour libations of milk on it.^ It is a celebration where families come together to remember their loved ones who have passed away with special homemade altars, traditional foods and family picnics at the family cemetery.
  • El Paso's Day of the Dead Poster Shows Washington that Border Wall is Not a Dead Issue (Latina Lista) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.latinalista.net [Source type: General]

^ This should be your interpretation and include items of remembrance that pertain to the person/people/loved one you are honoring.
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones, and he watches over his elect.
  • The Burial of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.io.com [Source type: Original source]

At bedtime, the supper is left on the table for the souls.[22]

Asia

Flowers, including Mexican marigolds, used in the celebration of the Day of the Dead
.In the Philippines, the holiday is Araw ng mga Patay (Day of the Dead), Todos Los Santos or Undas (the latter two due to the fact that this holiday is celebrated on November 1, All Saints Day), and has more of a "family reunion" atmosphere.^ Explain when and where the Day of the Dead is celebrated.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ What do Mexicans celebrate on the day of the Dead?
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

[23] .Tombs are cleaned or repainted, candles are lit, and flowers are offered.^ At sunset, hundreds of candles are lit, mingling with the powerful scents of the food, incense and flowers.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

.Entire families camp in cemeteries, and sometimes spend a night or two near their relatives' tombs.^ Many families will spend the entire night here, remembering their loved ones with recitations of the Rosary and praying that they will come and partake of the aromas of their favorite foods.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ Families take the flowers and sugar skulls to the cemetery to decorate the tombs on November 2.
  • Step-by-step Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Making Instructions with Photos, Ingredients & Tips 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC mexicansugarskull.com [Source type: General]
  • MakingSugarSkulls 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.zanzibartribalart.com [Source type: General]

^ A raucous family in the same cemetery remembers their dead relative with alcohol, chilaquiles and song.
  • Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead | Travel | The Guardian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Card games, eating, drinking, singing and dancing are common activities in the cemetery.^ Some families sit around eating and drinking tequila, chatting about the departed and singing their favourite songs.
  • Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead | Travel | The Guardian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.It is considered a very important holiday by many Filipinos (after Christmas and Holy Week), and additional days are normally given as special non-working holidays (but only November 1 is a regular holiday).^ It is served at many Mexican holidays and special occasions.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ In Mexico, this festival is considered to be the most important holiday of the year.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ After a restful week, I left on November 9 for Amsterdam for twelve hours of interviews spread over two days.

.Mexican-style Day of the Dead celebrations can also be found in Wellington, New Zealand, complete with altars celebrating the deceased with flowers and gifts.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

^ Explain when and where the Day of the Dead is celebrated.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ What do Mexicans celebrate on the day of the Dead?
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

[24]

Other similar traditions

.Many other cultures around the world have similar traditions of a day set aside to visit the graves of deceased family members.^ The Day of the Dead is also celebrated in areas of the United States, such as California, Texas, and many others, in which the Mexican/American heritage exists.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Several groups such as Cambio, the MEChA group at Rio Grande High, the La Raza Youth Committee and many others will set up altars at the Community Center and place pictures of both celebrities and family members.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ Families honor the spirits of deceased relatives with food and flowers during this 3-day holiday.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.Often included in these traditions are celebrations, food and beverages, in addition to prayers and remembrances of the departed.^ It is a celebration where families come together to remember their loved ones who have passed away with special homemade altars, traditional foods and family picnics at the family cemetery.
  • El Paso's Day of the Dead Poster Shows Washington that Border Wall is Not a Dead Issue (Latina Lista) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.latinalista.net [Source type: General]

^ In traditional Catholicism, the commemoration or honoring of all the faithful departed is celebrated on November 2 nd , or, if November 2 nd is a Sunday or other day of solemnity, then its celebrated On November third.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

^ These quilts are part of an on-going series to celebrate the Mexican folk-art tradition and are more humorous in nature than honoring anyone in particular."
  • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

.The Bon Festival (O-bon (お盆?) or only Bon (?) is a Japanese Buddhist holiday to honor the departed spirits of one's ancestors.^ Students will recognize that a holiday celebrated by one ethnic culture may be honored in many countries as the cultural group disperses among different areas.
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ This holiday festivity is believed to be a time for the departed to join the living in the celebrations of the "continuum of life."
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Families honor the spirits of deceased relatives with food and flowers during this 3-day holiday.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.This Buddhist festival has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people from the big cities return to their home towns and visit and clean their ancestors' graves.^ According to the report, Beltrán's father, Jesús Beltrán Valenzuela, sought to take the body to the family's home rather than to the University of Sinaloa or into the hands of students.
  • The Dead of Tlatelolco 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.gwu.edu [Source type: Reference]

^ Thousands of people are returning to Jewish observance and struggling to bring more G-dliness into their lives.
  • Medieval Sourcebook: Maimonides: The 13 Principles and the Resurrection of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Families honor the spirits of deceased relatives with food and flowers during this 3-day holiday.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.Traditionally including a dance festival, it has existed in Japan for more than 500 years.^ I think in his later years WFB showed a bit more sense (other than being pro-Intelligent Design).
  • Gore Vidal: Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead - Gore Vidal's Essays -Truthdig 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.truthdig.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The creation of Adam and this 6000-year Plan is to show the wisdom of God and to deal with the Host and to expand it to go into the next phase of the creation, which will be more exciting than this phase.
  • The Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In light of what has passed over these ensuing years , your use of “crypto-Nazi,” turned out to be on the mark…and more telling than his reaction to rioting outside.
  • Gore Vidal: Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead - Gore Vidal's Essays -Truthdig 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.truthdig.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This holiday is three days in August.^ Obon is a Buddhist festival celebrated in Japan in mid-July or mid-August, depending on the region, when the spirits of dead relatives are believed to return home for three days.
  • Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead | Travel | The Guardian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

In Korea, Chuseok is a major traditional holiday, also called Hankawi (한가위,中秋節). .People go where the spirits of one's ancestors are enshrined, and perform ancestral worship rituals early in the morning; they visit the tombs of immediate ancestors to trim plants and clean the area around the tomb, and offer food, drink, and crops to their ancestors.^ Early in the morning we head toward the local graveyard, where the family members are cutting down weeds, raking, touching up chipped plaster and repainting the tombs.
  • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, in the early morning, while it was still dark, several pious women went hurrying to the tomb to anoint the body of Christ with myrrh.
  • the great feast days of the orthodox church 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They had to go visiting together and, as he had not answered her, Miss Ivors said warmly: Of course, you've no answer.

The Ching Ming Festival (simplified Chinese: 清明节traditional Chinese: 清明節pinyin: qīng míng jié) is a traditional Chinese festival usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar. .Along with Double Ninth Festival on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar, it is a time to tend to the graves of departed ones.^ This law was justified by the great reverence in which the Double Rite was held, and by the fact that, at the time of Pius V , there were very few feasts of this rite in the universal calendar.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Requiem Masses 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This holiday festivity is believed to be a time for the departed to join the living in the celebrations of the "continuum of life."
  • Lesson Plan - Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Welcome the spirits of your departed loved ones by learning how to prepare ofrendas for Day of the Dead.
  • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

.In addition, in the Chinese tradition, the seventh month in the Chinese calendar is called the Ghost Month (鬼月), in which ghosts and spirits come out from the underworld to visit earth.^ Or, if you believe the traditions, to welcome the dead who come back to visit them.
  • Laura Carlsen: Day of the Dead in Oaxaca 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

.During the Nepali holiday of Gai Jatra ("Cow Pilgrimage"), every family who has lost a family member during the previous year makes a construction of bamboo branches, cloth, paper decorations and portraits of the deceased, called a "gai". Traditionally, a cow leads the spirits of the dead into the next land.^ Mexico's Day of the Dead (dia de los muertos) where deceased family members take centre stage.
  • Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.2camels.com [Source type: General]

^ Kostya's the college-age member of the vampire family who lives in his apartment building.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Theology Of The Living Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: General]

^ Unlike the United States mainstream where caretakers maintain graveyards, in Mexico it is the family/loved ones of the deceased who are responsible for maintaining the gravesite.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

.Depending on local custom, either an actual live cow, or a construct representing a cow may be used.^ Everyone has a different formula and depending on the ingredients you use, your humidity level and other factors, you may have to adjust the ingredients.

.The festival is also a time to dress up in costume, including costumes involving political comments and satire.^ Mexico 's El Día de Muertos is colourful, poignant, mystical, political, contradictory, satirical, macabre and rather childish – all at the same time.
  • Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead | Travel | The Guardian 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[25]
.In some cultures in Africa, visits to the graves of ancestors, the leaving of food and gifts, and the asking of protection serve as important parts of traditional rituals.^ But even in our very secular culture, you pick up some of those religious elements as part of your vocabulary, especially if you are raised in a traditional Catholic family.
  • Gospel of the Living Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.rutherford.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The "prayer" is a part of the ritual described by the real Ibn Fadlan where a slave girl/concubine of a deceased Rus chieftain is about to be sacrificed to accompany her master to the grave.
  • Viking Answer Lady Webpage - Risala: Ibn Fadlan's Account of the Rus 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.vikinganswerlady.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In traditional Mexican culture, the Days of the Dead are when the family visits the graves and clears weeds and debris and otherwise tend to the graves.
  • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

.One example of this is the ritual that occurs just before the beginning of hunting season.^ From Wren Walker at The Witches' Voice comes "The Lore of the Door," a very different ritual for Samhain, this one focusing on the season as the "door," or threshold, between the realms.
  • Mythology's Myth*inglinks: Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, All Souls, All Saints 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mythinglinks.org [Source type: General]

^ It falls during Meatfare Week and before the last day on which one may eat meat before the Great Fast begins.
  • The Church's Prayer for the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.orthodoxinfo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He was allegedly dated to just before the time of Adam in the Fifth Millennium BCE. He was alive in Australia, hunting, and someone else buried him.
  • The Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.ccg.org [Source type: Original source]

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.In some tribes of the Amazon they believe that the dead return as flowers rather than butterflies.^ I think that Mr. Geddes and his friends believe the saying more than they will admit.
  • Good Indians...Dead Indians... 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.dickshovel.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Besides which they are usually quite rational, and thus we have more evidence for believing they have souls than not.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Theology Of The Living Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: General]

^ They are dead until bandwidth throughput to the home reaches far higher numbers than the vast majority of broadband users get today.” .
  • Is The Internet Dead And Boring? 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In popular culture

Literature
Film
.
  • The film Once Upon a Time in Mexico, directed by Robert Rodriguez, takes place in the days leading up to the Day of the Dead, culminating in numerous acts of violence on the holiday itself.
  • The Tim Burton film Corpse Bride (2005) shows a scene where town people are surprised to discover their deceased loved ones among calaca-like characters and thus take the opportunity to reunite again and have a family moment with the departed.^ The Days of the Dead is an event celebrated in Mexico to remember and honor deceased loved ones by the setting up of family alters.
    • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But Mexico was not that place, and 1968 was not that time.
    • The Dead of Tlatelolco 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.gwu.edu [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Many families will spend the entire night here, remembering their loved ones with recitations of the Rosary and praying that they will come and partake of the aromas of their favorite foods.
    • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

    .This is reminiscent to similar beliefs that are the basis for the Mexican "Day of the Dead" celebration.
  • The movie Assassins has a scene that takes place during a Día de los Muertos procession crossing the streets of San Juan.^ Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with this classic crayon technique.
    • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico .
    • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But thanks to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), friendly skeletons are just as welcome.
    • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

    But this is inaccurate since the procession is not celebrated in Puerto Rico.
Day of the Dead display in Ocotepec, a town outside of Cuernavaca
Television
Games
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  • The computer game Grim Fandango (1998) relies heavily on Day of the Dead imagery, with most characters resembling Calaca-like figurines.
  • The computer game World of Warcraft added in 2009 a in-game event with the same name and similar unique items related to this celebration, only accessible between November 1 and 2.
  • In the video game LittleBigPlanet, one of the arcs of the main storyline has a Day of the Dead theme.^ So on the Day of the Dead Fish, celebrate life!
    • Re: [Quiltart] Day of Dead Challenge 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.quiltart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (In any Mass solemnly celebrated for the dead, only one prayer is to be said).
    • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Requiem Masses 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The darkest day in the world - "Day of the Dead."
    • Day of the Dead (1985) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Oddly, this arc is set in South America rather than in Mexico.

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Miller, Carlos (2005). "History: Indigenous people wouldn't let 'Day of the Dead' die". Day of the Dead — Día De Los Muertos (The Arizona Republic). http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/history/. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d Salvador, R. J. (2003). John D. Morgan and Pittu Laungani. ed. Death and Bereavement Around the World: Death and Bereavement in the Americas. Death, Value and Meaning Series, Vol. II. Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company. pp. 75–76 Day Of The Dead?. ISBN 0895032325. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/muertos.html. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  3. ^ a b Palfrey, Dale Hoyt (1995). "The Day of the Dead". Día de los Muertos Index. Access Mexico Connect. http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/muertos.html. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  4. ^ Wise, Danno. "Port Isabel's Day of the Dead Celebration". Texas Travel. About.com. http://gotexas.about.com/od/festivals/a/Dayofdead.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  5. ^ Hedding, Judy. "Day of the Dead". Phoenix. About.com. http://phoenix.about.com/od/events/a/dayofthedead.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  6. ^ White, Erin (2006-11-05). "All Souls Procession". Arizona Daily Star. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-153859362.html. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  7. ^ Making a night of Day of the Dead Los Angeles Times October 18, 2006. Retrieved November 26, 2006.
  8. ^ "Photos of Missoula, Montana Day of the Dead parade". Saroff.com. 2006-11-02. http://www.saroff.com/shows/day_of_the_dead_parade/index.php. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  9. ^ Betsy Burlingame, Joshua Wood. "Visit to cemetery in Guatemala". Expatexchange.com. http://www.expatexchange.com/lib.cfm?networkID=159&articleID=1793. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  10. ^ Guidi, Ruxandra (2007-11-09). "Las Natitas". BBC. http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/13922&answer=true. 
  11. ^ Smith, Fiona (2005-11-08). "Bolivians Honor Skull-Toting Tradition". Associated Press. http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/bolivia/skulls.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  12. ^ "All Saints day in Bolivia - "The skull festival"". Bolivia Line (November 2005). http://www.bolivialine.com/bolivia/newsletter/Newsletter200511.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  13. ^ Day of the Dead in Prague.
  14. ^ All Saints Day celebrations in Italy
  15. ^ Polish observance. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  16. ^ Slovakia observance. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  17. ^ Hungary observance. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  18. ^ Lithuanian observance. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  19. ^ Croatian observance. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  20. ^ Slovenian observance. Retrieved November 5, 2007.
  21. ^ Romanian observance. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  22. ^ See All Saints Day, All Souls Day.
  23. ^ "One of the many Philipino traditions often practiced is celebrating All Saints'/Souls' Day or Day of the Dead." Accessed Nov. 26, 2007.
  24. ^ "Day of the Dead in Wellington, New Zealand". Scoop.co.nz. 2007-10-27. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00273.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  25. ^ Nepali holiday honoring the dead. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  26. ^ African ancestor ritual; Importance in many traditional religions throughout all of Africa serve as communications with ancestors

Further reading

  • Brandes, Stanley (2006-12-15). Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead. Blackwell Publishing. pp. 232. ISBN 1405152478. .http://books.google.com/books?id=rlyTyVbhBYUC&printsec=frontcover&hl=fr.^ Most links lead to volumes in the digital library books.google.com .
    • The Grateful Dead: Folktales of Type 505 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When you have some free time (real free time), please do read: http://srik-journey.blogspot.com/2009/10/book-review-professional.html .
    • Burial of the Dead « Subroto Bagchi Blogs 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mindtree.com [Source type: General]

    Retrieved 2006-05-14
    .
     
  • _____. ."The Day of the Dead, Halloween, and the Quest for Mexican National Identity."^ Much has been written and documented on the Mexican Day of the Dead traditions.
    • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Explore the differences between Halloween and Day of the Dead.

    ^ Mexican days of the dead (dias de los Muertos) .

    Journal of American Folklore 442 (1998) : 359-80.
  • _____. ."Sugar, Colonialism, and Death: On the Origins of Mexico's Day of the Dead" Comparative Studies in Sociology and History 39.2 (1997): 270-299
  • _____.^ Mexico’s Day of the Dead - - Research how Aztec beliefs mixed with Catholic rituals to result in the contemporary celebration of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).
    • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Sugar Skulls for Dia de los Muertos - - Celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead by making your very own replicas of sugar skulls!
    • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Ofrendas - - Day of the Dead is a family-oriented event celebrated in many Latin American countries, particularly in Mexico.
    • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

    ."Iconogaphy in Mexico's Day of the Dead."^ Mexico’s Day of the Dead - - Research how Aztec beliefs mixed with Catholic rituals to result in the contemporary celebration of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).
    • Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids: D�a De Los Artes Muertos Para Ni�os Arts & Crafts Skulls Projects with DIY Instructions, Decorations, Patterns, & Activities for Children, Preschoolers, and Toddlers 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.artistshelpingchildren.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico .
    • Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Day of the Dead: Mexico honors those gone but not forgotten.
    • A Beginning History of the Day of the Dead 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.thehealingrose.com [Source type: General]

    Ethnohistory 45.2(1998):181-218
  • Carmichael, Elizabeth. Sayer, Chloe. .The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico.^ Visit MexConnect.com to learn more about Day of the Dead in Mexico.
    • Pan de Muerto - Mexican Bread of the Dead by EL MOLINO - Large 33.5 oz 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.mexgrocer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Los Dias de los Muertos, the Days of the Dead, is a traditional Mexico holiday honoring the dead.
    • Halloween on the Net - Los Dias De Los Muertos (Days of the Dead) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mexico's Days of the Dead Los Dias de los Muertos - Calacas (Honeymoon Coach) .
    • Halloween on the Net - Los Dias De Los Muertos (Days of the Dead) 19 January 2010 18:39 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

    Great Britain: The Bath Press, 1991.
  • Conklin, Paul. "Death Takes A Holiday." U.S. Catholic 66 (2001) : 38-41.
  • Garcia-Rivera, Alex. "Death Takes a Holiday." U.S. Catholic 62 (1997) : 50.
  • Lomnitz, Claudio. Death and the Idea of Mexico. Zone Books, 2005.
  • Roy, Ann. "A Crack Between the Worlds." Commonwealth 122 (1995) : 13-16
  • Shawn D. Haley and Curt Fukuda Day of the Dead: When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca, Berhahn Books, 2004.

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