Spain was made up of small ruling kingdoms that were attempting to drive out the Moors, before 1492. When King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile united in marriage, their two kingdoms came together making Spain a strong and powerful country. They drove the Moors out and with
After New Years ends, Mexican families still celebrate what the call El dia de los Magos, which they celebrate on January 6th. Families will get to gather to eat and celebrate, What they eat is a sweet bread and inside that sweet bread is a little doll baby Jesus. The person who finds it will have to host a fiesta, which the person has to do, is a prayer until the January 24th. Then when they make wishes, is like how we use Santa Clause, but they have the 3 Wiseman that came to Mary and Joseph, which are named Gaspar, Melchor, and Baltasar, so they would come and bring them presents. So the Mexican children come to a gathering with family at Alameda Park, and they write their letter to the 3 Wiseman, blow up the balloon and then let go and
Prior to 1550, the European continent was dominated by Catholicism and had been for centuries. However, Protestantism first introduced by Martin Luther had begun to make inroads in the Holy Roman Empire and Nordic countries. Despite the growing popularity of these new religions, the majority of monarchs saw religious diversity as a weakness. Instead, most rulers pursued Religious uniformity to ensure political stability and strength. Examples of monarchs attempting to achieve religious university abound from Charles V in the Holy Roman Empire and Spain, to Rome, and to England.
This faithfulness to his king directly correlates to his and the other Spanish settlers’ goal to help strengthen their mother country economically and government with their rivalry with the other European countries. The leaders of Spain, along with Britain and France, were all a part of a global power struggle. By the late 1700s, the different European leaders all heard about the steady flow of money and treasures which were coming from North America. These powers soon entered into a struggle to impose their supremacy on colonies and trade routes. So, many people had the same mindset as Fernando de Rivera y Moncada where he wanted to rebuild the Catholic Spanish Population which was greatly decreased after English Protestants began to colonize North
" Spain had previously been ruled by Muslims; it is known as the Reconquesta of 1492. It essentially meant that Spain had been reconquered by religion. Soon after, Ferdinand and Isabella wanted the support of the Pope and became known as conquistadors
Dia de los Muertos is very different from Halloween because of the way they celebrate, the way they decorate, and its culture and origin. They may seem similar from the outside, but as you learn about them you thinking might change. Another way they’re different is the way they celebrate is because on Dia de los muertos it is celebrated all throughout the day into the night and in America Halloween is only celebrated during the night time. Dia de los Muertos is a celebrated as a celebration of life not death for them and for us Halloween is a fun reason to get free candy. You also get to dress up and go around with your friends.
During the exchange, religion and cultural practices were spread from the Old World to the New World. This spread developed new customs that changed the way we perceive each other and the ways we interact with each other. The two major religions that spread were Christianity and Roman Catholicism. Christianity first came to the Americas with the Europeans. Unlike today, there was no official separation between the church and state, “and politics and religion were very much mixed.
Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico that has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in both the United States and Mexico. The histories of Mexico and the United States are not two separate history. Cinco de Mayo is a confusing holiday for many people in the United States. It is not about Mexican Independence Day. Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain, which is actually the 16th of September.
Since 1492, Spain recognized Christianity as its official religion because there was no distinction between Catholicism and Protestantism. Most of the Spanish population practiced Christianity due to Jews being banished and Muslims being converted. In 1517, the Protestant Reformation divided the Christian religion half - into Catholicism and Protestantism. Spain supported the Catholic religion, and they saw the New World as an opportunity to convert others to Catholicism. They believed that religion gave them the right to conquer new land, because they “came to serve God and to get rich, as all men wish to do,” which Bernal Diaz del Castillo said while working with Hernán Cortés in the conquest of Mexico.
However, there is a distinct difference between the two holidays. In America, Halloween has shifted from focusing on death to focusing on trick-or-treating. The Day of the Dead celebrates the fact that death does not destroy the unity between those alive and those dead. While both celebrate with dressing up, eating with loved ones, and spending time with family, they gather for vey different reasons. In keeping with their culture, Americans celebrate being with those still alive, while Mexicans include deceased individuals in their
The celebration is a public event with all kinds of floats,vibrant colors and costumes.with no doubt this celebration is a very incredible and unique mexican holiday another tradition is Semana Santa(the week of Easter).Semana Santa is a celebration of the annual tribute of the Passion of Jesus Christ. The mexicans perform a dance on the streets and pray to god. Semana santa is celebrated on spring break. My favorite tradition to celebrate is El Día de los Muertos (Day of the
Dia de los Muertos can be associated with Christianity, because it was introduced by the Roman Catholic Church. Dia de los Muertos and Halloween can both be represented with images of skeletons or pumpkins, they are both a way to unite people together, they both involve festive food and decorations, and they are both a legitimate excuse to dress up for either a parade, a party, or trick or treating. One fascinating thing that is believed to happen on Dia de los Muertos is the portal opening from earth to the afterlife in order for family members to be reconciled with late relatives. Most people don’t know that turnips were carved into faces, but the jack o’ lanterns have evolved over hundreds of years and are now carved in pumpkins. Overall, while Dia de los Muertos and Halloween have many similarities they are both very different ways to celebrate the
That day we eat tamales and atole. It is a Good time with the family. In November 30 or around December 5 we do some thing that it is call Rasca de reyes. It is a bread that Have a little baby Jesus hidden in the bread represents the flight of the Holy Family,fleeing from King Herod. In my culture , if a person get one they are reponsibility of hosting a dinner and providing tamales and atole to the guests.
Halloween and Day of the Dead, despite their similarities, are very different. They are similar because they both have sugary treats and they are different because they are celebrated in different ways, and the preparation of the holidays are different. Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico, and Central America where people celebrate their ancestors souls and bring them some of their favorite things to their graves and throw many parties. Halloween is a day when children go out in costumes to trick-or-treat for candies and other sugary items, people also setup decorations outside their houses that look go along with the holiday.