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RIZO24
11-01-2012, 08:21 PM
My family celebrates this day by visiting our dead family and friends. We take them flowers and even something they liked like a specific food or candy. I know this is observed in Mexico but Im not sure if they observe it in any other Latin American country. If you are not Mexican tell me if in your country they observe El Dia De Los Muertos..


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controlmachete
11-02-2012, 01:59 AM
My family celebrates this day by visiting our dead family and friends. We take them flowers and even something they liked like a specific food or candy. I know this is observed in Mexico but Im not sure if they observe it in any other Latin American country. If you are not Mexican tell me if in your country they observe El Dia De Los Muertos..


http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h385/rizofamily/DIADELOSMUERTOS3.jpg

that custom is observed mostly in the center and south of mexico, the north is getting used to that halloween shiet... true story, when i was a student at the UANL in monterrey mexico we started to sneak in the cemetery and party over there until 2-3 am, i went there like 3 times, one time i didnt go the police caught my buddies, they made it to the nota roja in el sol and el extra, they thought they were having some heavy satanic shiet invoking spirits and stuff, the pic of my buddies in the first page of the nota roja, by monday the newspaper clips hanged in the cafeteria and the hallways, hahaha good times...

:D

bigsmoothh
11-02-2012, 12:44 PM
we dont celebrate el dia de los muertos. dont know why but my fam is from mexico too.

Cuauhtémoc1520
11-02-2012, 01:12 PM
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RIZO24
11-02-2012, 03:29 PM
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/Catrinas_2.jpg/250px-Catrinas_2.jpg">

<img src="http://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/assets/images/especiales/especial-dia-muertos-oct12.jpg">

<img src="http://sobrecuriosidades.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/la-celebracion-del-dia-los-muertos-en-mexico.jpg">

Nice pics compa!!!

Oxpi
11-03-2012, 01:35 AM
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Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout México and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in méxico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). 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. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world: In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. 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. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.


More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now México, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years. A ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate.

A ritual known today as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The ritual is celebrated in México and certain parts of the United States, including the Valley, Although the ritual has since been merged with Catholic theology, it still maintains the basic principles of the Aztec ritual, such as the use of skulls.

Today, people don wooden skull masks called calaveras and dance in honor of their deceased relatives. The wooden skulls are also placed on altars that are dedicated to the dead. Sugar skulls, made with the names of the dead person on the forehead, are eaten by a relative or friend.

The Aztecs and other Meso-American civilizations kept skulls as trophies and displayed them during the ritual. The skulls were used to symbolize death and rebirth.

The skulls were used to honor the dead, whom the Aztecs and other Meso-American civilizations believed came back to visit during the monthlong ritual.

Unlike the Spaniards, who viewed death as the end of life, the natives viewed it as the continuation of life. Instead of fearing death, they embraced it. To them, life was a dream and only in death did they become truly awake.

The pre-Hispanic people honored duality as being dynamic, They didn't separate death from pain, wealth from poverty like they did in Western cultures.

However, the Spaniards considered the ritual to be sacrilegious. They perceived the indigenous people to be barbaric and pagan. In their attempts to convert them to Catholicism, the Spaniards tried to kill the ritual. But like the old Aztec spirits, the ritual refused to die.

To make the ritual more Christian, the Spaniards moved it so it coincided with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (Nov. 1 and 2), which is when it is celebrated today.

Previously it fell on the ninth month of the Aztec Solar Calendar, approximately the beginning of August, and was celebrated for the entire month. Festivities were presided over by the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The goddess, known as "Lady of the Dead," was believed to have died at birth.

Today, Day of the Dead is celebrated in México and in certain parts of the United States and Central America. It's celebrated different depending on where you go, In rural México, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles. They bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults. They sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones.

In the United States and in Mexico's larger cities, families build altars in their homes, dedicating them to the dead. They surround these altars with flowers, food and pictures of the deceased. They light candles and place them next to the altar.

We honor them by transforming the room into an altar, we offer incense, flowers. we play their favorite music, make their favorite food.


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Oxpi
11-03-2012, 01:36 AM
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Berry Picker
11-04-2012, 02:36 AM
My family just lost our rock and foundation after 80 years of life, my grampa. He is the first in a family that consists of my gramma, their 8 children, 36 grandkids, 68 great grandkids and one great great grandchild. These coming holidays will be the first we've ever had without someone, and its going to be hard. We are burying him Tuesday and I'm going to crumble. I was raised in his home and he was more like my father than anything else. I've been trying to be strong and have been doing well so far but I know Tuesday will be my breaking point.
Here's my sister and I with our grandparents and a family friend. RIP grampa , heaven needed a charro!
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/LaFamilia1/30961_4909667827923_478698038_n.jpg

http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=%2F#/watch?v=DjnhGwxQkFk



I will now be celebrating this holiday.

RIZO24
11-04-2012, 12:26 PM
My family just lost our rock and foundation after 80 years of life, my grampa. He is the first in a family that consists of my gramma, their 8 children, 36 grandkids, 68 great grandkids and one great great grandchild. These coming holidays will be the first we've ever had without someone, and its going to be hard. We are burying him Tuesday and I'm going to crumble. I was raised in his home and he was more like my father than anything else. I've been trying to be strong and have been doing well so far but I know Tuesday will be my breaking point.
Here's my sister and I with our grandparents and a family friend. RIP grampa , heaven needed a charro!
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/LaFamilia1/30961_4909667827923_478698038_n.jpg

http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=%2F#/watch?v=DjnhGwxQkFk



I will now be celebrating this holiday.

Im so sorry for your lost, I lost my grandfather in 2004 and I know it is hard. Im sure he was a great man... MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!!!