Feliz Dia de Los Muertos

Yesica Venegas , Staff Writer

We all know the movie Coco and learning about “El Dia de Los Muertos,” also known as “The Day of the Dead,” which is celebrated on November 1st and November 2nd. November 1st is dedicated to all Saints Day for infants and children who have died, which is believed to have a special place in heaven referred to as “Angelitos” or little angels, and November 2nd is All Souls Day is in honor of adults who have passed away. It’s traditionally is celebrated throughout Mexico and particular parts of the Central and Southern regions and by other people with Mexican heritage. Those days are very special to Mexican culture, in which kids in Mexico don’t have school throughout those days. We create altars to remember the dead and make traditional dishes for that day. It’s very significant because we pray for the remembrance of friends and family who have died.
The Mexican customs combine an indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism brought to the region by Spanish conquistadors. Dia de Los Muertos is also a celebration of the lives of the deceased. Also, we create ofrendas small personal alters honoring one person celebrate with food, drinks, and activities the dead enjoyed in their life. Families clean and decorate grave sites of loved ones; they usually put flowers all around their stone and candles around and pictures of them to remember them. The symbols that will mostly see that day is calacas and Calaveras (skeletons and skulls). They appear in candied sweets, decorations for parades as masks and dolls. They are often portrayed in fancy clothes and entertaining situations. All around the world, Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated, but everybody celebrates different and had a mixed heritage. On Dia de Los Muertos is thought that The dead awakens from their eternal sleep to celebrate it with their loved ones. All around the world, Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated.