Skeleton on Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

          Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday called Dia de los Muertos. It may sounds like the US Halloween celebration because Dia de los Muertos traditionally begins at midnight the night of October 31 and continues until November 2. Both celebrations are different in their attitudes about death. In a normal Halloween festivities, death is something to be frighten. But in El Dia de los Muertos, memories of those who had died is something to be celebrated.

Mexican people make any kind of skeletons, those are full of art and tradition. handcrafts put special care making it because their designs have their own artistic touch. Those are made of paper, ceramic, clay, sugar, and from bread too. During those celebrations people display artistic representations of skulls and skeletons making graveyards colorful.

Day of the Dead is a mixture of Native American traditions and a set of Catholic holidays. Those traditional celebrations are part of the Mexican culture specifically. But those had sprayed in areas of the United States with a large Mexican population living in. There are different forms of celebrate The Day of Dead, but tha most common customs is the making of detailed altars to welcome departed spirits home. Houses are decorated in bright colors and people cook the favorite foods of their dead. As a custom the altars contain photographs of your lovers dead and items representing the four elements: candles for fire, drinks for water, fruit for earth, and fluttering tissue-paper decorations for wind.

People spend most of the day in graveyards cleaning and decorating the grave of their dead, some times they  make a ofrenda on the gravestones.

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