Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday on which deceased family members are honored with a visit to the cemetery. The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2nd of each year, although the observance often begins on October 31st or November 1st. The festivities include brightly colored skeleton decorations and special food. Although originally a Mexican holiday, its observance has spread to other countries.

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When is day of the dead started in cuba?

Day of the dead starts in the last days of October and ends in the early days of November (around November 2nd)

Basically at the same time as we celebrate Halloween.

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What are 5 or more edible goodies enjoyed on the day of the dead?

usually they have a feast with drinks and celebration

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How do people dress for the day of the dead?

There is no special dressing for such day, at least when traditional celebrations are concerned.

During the last couple of years however, it has become a common occurrence for many kids and young adults to dress as a skeleton or any other monster, as Halloween parties have slowly been adopted as a new tradition from the part of Mexican people. The most common is the skeleton, rendering tribute to the Calavera Catrina (Elegant Skull), a character painted by Mexican cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852 - 1913). It depicts a skeleton dressed with clothes worn by the Mexican upper class from a century ago. Such character is so embedded in Mexican culture that it has become the most representative symbol of the Day of the Dead celebration.

See the related links section for examples on the Catrina, as well as these skull costumes and makeup.

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What colors are used to represent the day of the dead?

pink

purple

blue

green

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What do Mexican regions have in common while celebrating the day of the dead?

The day of the dead, or dios de los muertos is celebrated by most Mexican regions. They all share a common respect for those who have died.

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What time does day of the dead start?

3000 years ago

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Why does the Day of the Dead take place in November?

It takes place on November 1 and November 2 because the Catholic holidays, All Saints Day and All Souls' Day, are celebrated on November 1 and November 2, respectively. The placement of the Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2 is a ways of connecting the holidays.

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When do you take down a Day of the Dead altar?

At most, one or two weeks after November 2nd.

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What are the artistic representations of death commonly associated with Day of the Dead?

Skulls and sketelons all the way.

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What do kids like to eat on the day of the dead?

Sugar Skulls

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What day is day of the dead celebrated?

on the first two days of november.On the first day they celebrate the death of children and on the second adults.................

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When did the US start celebrating Day of the Dead?

Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors have been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2500-3000 years. In the pre-Hispanic era, it was common to keep skulls as trophies and display them during the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth.

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What are two other Mexican holidays besides ''Dia de los Muertos'' and Cinco de Mayo?

Try February 5: Día de la Constitución March 21: The Birthday of Benito Juárez, May 1: Primero de Mayo International day of the Worker (except of course in the U.S.) May 10: Mother's Day, September 16: Mexican Independence Day, November 20: Mexican Revolution Day, December 12: Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe,

dia de los muertos means "day of the dead"

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Como se dice Dia de muertos o dia de los muertos?

Dia de los muertos

Se dice Day of the Dead.

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Facts about the day of the dead?

10 Facts about Day of the Dead

1) Leftover food is placed on the graves of dead relatives.

2) Celebrated mainly in Mexico.

3) A popular figure of the Day of the Dead celebrations that take place in Mexico is a catrina - a skeletal female vision that usually wears elaborate hats upon her head and is often seen carrying a bouquet of flowers.

4) Special loaves of bread called hojaldra are baked.

5) Celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2.

6) Happens at the same time as All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

7) November 1 honors children and infants. Deceased adults are honored on November 2.

8) Sugar skulls are eaten on this day.

9) Celebrations begin with the construction of an altar decorated with marigolds.

10) Favorite drink of this day is tequila.

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Why do people dress like skeletons on day of the dead?

because it helps people rep rezent the dead or its just a popular costume

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What happens during the day of the dead celebration?

that the soul comes back to life. They also hold parties and celebrations and eat lots of sugar cones made into skulls. awesome isn't it?

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When is the day of the dead?

day of the dead is on November 1 and 2

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Does day of the dead remind Americans of Halloween?

Yes, it often does, but they are not the same holiday.

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Does Honduras celebrate day of the dead?

Yes, it celebrates Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) along with Mexico, other Central American countries, and some South American countries (like Peru).

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Who first celebrated The Day Of The Dead?

It started among pagan cultures in the area around South and Central America in ancient times. The Aztecs played an important part in developing the ritual.

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Who was the big black guy in day of the dead?

Eddie Murphy

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How does El Salvador celebrate day of the dead?

The Day of the Dead is a celebration in the entire country. It is customary to go to the cemetery and pray and place flowers on the tombs of the deceased loved ones. One can place wreaths of natural or paper flowers. It is also traditional to place cypress leaves wreaths for their pleasant aroma. The food usually consumed during this time of year is: tamales (chicken or pork, sweet or salty) and sliced pumpkin cooked with brown sugar. This dessert is called "Ayote en miel".

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Why do Mexicans put petals on the ground on the day of the dead?

The flower petals form a path for the spirits to bring them to their banquet ...

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Who eats day of the dead food?

People...Who else??

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