Dua De Los Muertos Research Paper

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Día de los muertos is a popular holiday celebrated on the night of October 31st to November 2. This holiday is celebrated in many parts of the world, including Mexico, parts of the United States, throughout Latin America, Guatemala, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, and Haiti. While Día de los Muertos has many traditions, including building altars for deceased love ones and decorating gravesites, the food prepared is a huge part of the holiday.
One of the most popular foods made for Día de los Muertos is Pan de Muertos, or Day of the Dead Bread. This is a traditional Mexican sweet and mostly ate during the holiday of Día de los Muertos. This special dish is prepared days or even weeks ahead of Día de los Muertos, and even emits a sweet scent that’s
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Sugar was grown on large scales in 1521 by spanish colonizers. As Spanish Catholic beliefs began to mix with Mesoamerican beliefs, the mexicans started using the sugar to create sugar skulls, dating as far back as the 17th century. Sugar skulls are made in many households during Día de los Muertos, and are sold by many vendors and market stalls on the streets. Sugar skulls are made by mixing sugar, meringue powder, and water. You can then fill a skull mold with the wet sugar, filling the front and back cavities. You can then carefully remove the sugar from the mold, and let dry for 12-24 hours. Once they are dried, apply a layer of royal icing (beaten down powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water). Let the skulls dry for another hour, then you can decorate them. The sugar skulls are decorated in many different way but icing, foils, sequins, glitter, feathers, and beads are commonly used. Sugar skulls are even given as gifts to people during Día de los Muertos, with the deceased person’s name written on the forehead. The skulls are gently placed on the altar for any deceased person right next to the other ofrendas. Sugar skulls are never made to look creepy or morbid, but to look happy and laughing. To achieve this look vibrant icing colors are used to decorate the skulls. Even though sugar skulls are made of edible sugar, the treat is not recommended to be ate, but to be used as a

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