Throughout history, various ancient civilizations all over the globe have created traditions and customs that have been passed down through generation to generation. The idea of having these customs withstand the test of time is truly remarkable. A perfect example of the passing of tradition is the Mexican celebration of El Dia De Los Muertos. El Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors and celebrates loved ones of family who have passed away. Although it has its origins from the Aztec Empire, the holiday is widely celebrated in Latin America and even some parts of the United States. During the 1960s and early 1970s, the Chicano Movement embraced El Día de los Muertos as a way to reconnect with pre-Hispanic and Mexican
On this day on of the traditions we do is honor the loved ones we lost. We do this by decorating the stones with paint, candles, pictures and decorative flowers. To show respect of the dead we also do things like clean out the grave and clean the bones of our respected relatives and/or close friends.
If you don?t know about Mexican culture then I will tell you. I?m going to talk about my culture and that is Mexican culture.Yes,I?m Mexican. I am proud to be Mexican.What I am going to tell you about my culture is my religion,food,events,
Las Vegas is where I was born and raised. That doesn’t mean that I just gave up on my Mexican culture. Like many others, I have a culture that is both American and Mexican. My culture has shaped my values, perceptions, and behaviors. The culture of my family, community, and society has made who I am as a person in numerous ways. Culture impacted my personality and how I act and feel. To me, culture is a very important part of every person’s life.
Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican Victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The celebration occurs in the state of Puebla, Mexico where the Mexican victory happened. The first celebration took place in the mid-20th century among Mexican immigrants. Celebrations are designed to educate the youth about the historical significance of Cinco de Mayo and the Mexican culture.
Mexicans are the largest and most prominent groups of Spanish speakers living in the United States Mexicans have settled in the United States since its inception and many became de facto citizens when formerly Mexican lands were incorporated into the United States. Mexicans bring a heritage of mixed ancestry as a result of the Conquest of Mexico by Spanish and other Caucasian invaders. Today, Mexican American culture has not strayed far from its roots. Mexicans ' value system revolves around pride in family, which is ideally large and close knit, and respect for the deceased as celebrated every November 1st on “El Dia des los Muertas, or the Day of the Dead”. The primary religion practiced by this group is Roman Catholicism, the nominal
Sweets are even available for the children, what could a child wish for more than a sugar skull? This is a skull made of sugar, what a happy memory to remember the dead by! While Americans tend to have a negative view on death people who celebrate The Day of the Dead, have a more optimistic view on death. They believe dieing is just the next great adventure. While Halloween is simply viewed as, the amount of candy you procure or how big your party can be. While both holidays share very similar qualities, they are each very different and they should not be
Dia de los muertos (Day of the dead) is a three day event in Mexico where the living can remember and honor their deceased love ones. This holiday is not gloomy nor a morbid occasion, but it is a bright, colorful, and happy holiday. The holiday is held annually on October 31st through November 2nd, a lot like Halloween in The United States. During this holiday the Mexicans visit cemeteries, make ofrendas, make special food, attend in the Catrina parade, and make calcases.
For my cultural project I chose to go to the Dia de los Muertos Contemporary Art and Altar Exhibit by Nopal Cultural at the Eiteljorg Museum . Upon entering Lilly Auditorium, where the exhibit was held I immediately noticed 12 small altars and one large altar in the back. All of the smaller altars where dedicated to different people. Some of the people featured in the altars include: Mexican singer and songwriter Juan Gabriel, calculus teacher James Escalantes, and Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. All of the altars were done by different groups or individuals within the community, just as they would be if they were in Mexico and Latin America. They were adorned with various things that the celebrated deceased person would have enjoyed in the life. There were various kinds of foods and candies, alcohol and sprits, votive candles, and pictures all set on top of elaborate tablecloths. One thing that I noticed all of the altars had in common was the presence of the yellow marigold flowers and sugar sculls central to the Dia De Los Muertos tradtion. This trend carried over into
Día de los Muertos and Obon require a family to take time of their day and dedicate it to honoring the spirits. In the process, families are decorating and visiting their ancestors graves together which ultimately brings them together. Also, Día de los Muertos and Obon have dances and festivals which is something families do together. Although, Dia de los Muertos and Obon are similar they do have their differences such as the honor the dead on different months. The article, Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar, declares, “... Dia de los Muertos, a tradition on Nov. 1 and 2 originating in central Mexico”( Farfan 1). Likewise, the article, Obon, A Japanese Tradition Honoring The Ancestors’ Spirits, states, “Obon usually takes place between August 13th – 15th, although the starting date depends on the region” (Academy 1). México believes spirits come to the land of the living in November 1 and 2. On the other hand, Japan believes the spirits come in the month of August, it depends on the region. To conclude, these traditions help us understand that different cultures can share the same rituals despite the different
Every year, during the Month of May avocados always see a spike increase and, also a shortage because of the famous drinking Mexican inspired holiday called Cinco De Mayo. Behind the price spike and minimal supply due to various issues such as higher demand worldwide, weather hindering blooming season, the salty soil in California caused by years of drought and the fickle nature of the trees themselves. (Zlati Meyer 2017)
The United States and Mexico have their own traditions when it comes to celebrating the afterlife and the dead. Hispanics celebrate the “Day of the Dead” and Americans celebrate “Halloween” with costumes, decorations, and sweets.
Dia de los Muertos- Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration that Mexico and several other Hispanic countries celebrate. This day is used to celebrate and honor the dead. The people of Mexico treat this holiday with great respect and celebrate with food, music, and vivid
Día de los Muertos also known as the day of the dead is a holiday celebrated on October 31 through November 2. Each day has its own meaning, on October 31 it is Halloween or all hallows eve, The next day November 1st it is known as Día de los innocents or all saints day, and on the last day, November 2nd is the day of the dead or all souls day. Many things happen on this holiday some of those things include visiting gravesites, family visits, singing, eating, and tell favorite stories about those who have passed away. When the family’s go and visit the gravesites they often clean them up and decorate the gravesites of their loved
Mexico is a part of my cultural identity, My family and I are all Catholics, I was raised to believe in God and La Virgen de Guadalupe. We celebrate things different than Americans. For example instead of Halloween we celebrate Dia De Muertos which celebrates Day of The Death from November 1st to the 2nd. On Dia De Muertos all the people make an altar to remember all their loved ones who have passed away. In the altar they put all sorts of things the person liked for example a variety of dish, bread, drinks, desserts, or instruments, etc. We believe that their spirits come eat and enjoy all we have prepared for them. Besides that there is a big parade filled with people and dancers dressed up as La Catrina honoring their relatives who have