The Day of the Dead and Halloween are alike in many ways. During the Day of the Dead, people dress in costumes and celebrate their dead loved ones returning to them. Similarly, on Halloween, people also dress in costumes and go “Trick or Treating”. Both holidays also come from Catholic roots, and believe the veil between the living and dead worlds is thinnest on these days. During the Day of the Dead celebrations, people cook, eat, and have a party, similar to what others do on Halloween.
Music plays a large part in our Mexican culture. One of the many things Mexicans are known for is our diverse music. Mariachi bands are very different from all genres of music. Mariachi bands are performers that can be flexible with whatever venue they are performing at. Whether they perform at a quinceanera, a wedding, or a funeral, mariachi bands will perform well no matter the circumstances.
The first day, called “Día de los Angelitos” (Day of the Little Angels), is dedicated to the souls of deceased children, while November 2nd is set aside for the souls of adults. In preparation for these days, families may clean their homes to welcome the arrival of the souls of their loved ones. Many people also visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of the dead with their favorite items and flowers. Graves and ofrendas are decorated with papel picado, photographs, cherished objects, marigolds (cempasúchitl), and skeletons made of paper or clay. Food and drink are placed on the ofrendas for the dead – people commonly believe that they can still enjoy the tastes and smells. There are many important foods associated with Day of the Dead. The main dish is typically mole, which consists of meat (usually chicken or pork) cooked with a sauce made from chilies, chocolate, peanuts, and other ingredients that vary by region. Pumpkin candies, rice pudding, and tamales may also be offered. Bakeries produce special bread called pan de muerto (bread of the dead) in the shape of people or bones, decorated with pink or colorful sugar. Candy stores also sell skulls made of sugar or chocolate, adorned with names, for both children and adults to
One of the things that Day of the Dead and Halloween share is the sugary treats there are to offer. Day of the Dead offers chocolate skulls that take 4-6 months to make and are hand molded just
In Mexico they celebrate the holiday called Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on October 31st and it ends on November 2nd. While in the US we celebrate the holiday, Halloween on October 31st. I will be telling you the origin of these holidays. Along with their similarities and differences. Hopefully this will make you have a better understanding of these holidays along with helping you understand another country's culture. Now let's start…
The traditional Cuban family structure is patriarchal, a dominant male and a passive female is common, but mainly among older generations of family. The new family is more open to changes, education for all, especially women, was a big step in the participation of women in the workforce, gender equality, respect to marriage, divorce, household responsibilities, and decision-making. Cuban American women with acculturation were ready to join work outside the home and contribute, like men, to the social and economic growth of the family.
Both Columbus Day and Dia de la Raza are celebrated on October 12. The two of these holidays, although celebrated in different parts of the world, celebrate and commemorate the discovery of America, or the Americas.
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,
El dia de los Reyes Magos is on January 6. It celebrates Christmas in the latin american cultures. This day marks the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and commemorates the three wise men who traveled from far away to see baby Jesus, carrying gifts for baby Jesus. El dia de los Reyes Magos still is an important day for people of Mexico. In addition to the gift-giving aspect of the day there is also a bread that is specific to the holiday. Known as 'Rosca de Reyes' this holiday dessert offers much in the way of symbolism. Shaped in the circle to identify a king's crown, this sweet bread holds a special surprise. Baked inside is a small plastic figurine representing the baby Jesus. Whoever finds this baby Jesus has to host an upcoming
In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul are placed on the altar.
There are many differences between el Día de los muertos and Halloween. One of these differences being the mood of the holiday. Halloween is dark and scary holiday, while el Día de los muertos is a joyful holiday. During el Día de los muertos, families buy foods to honor their lost loved ones. During halloween in contrast, candy is handed out to kids. Finally, el Día de los muertos is much more spiritual than halloween. El Día de los muertos is a time for people to pray and honor their dead family members and friends, while halloween has no spiritual or religious importance.
Above: A painting of the Battle of Puebla, which took place in the Second French Intervention of Mexico (hereinafter called the Second French Intervention). Unknown Name, Public Domain. Further information found in bibliography.
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The Latin Kings are one of the most violent street gangs along with both the Bloods and the Crips. The Latin Kings originally were founded in the 1940's by a small group of Hispanics in the Chicago, Illinois area. They founded this gang to help the Hispanic community achieve a better way of life by preserving the Hispanic culture and promoting education. Unfortunately, the Latin Kings slowly started evolving as a criminal group and started spreading to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California. The Latin Kings use specific colors to identify themselves with other gangs, they have three commemorate days throughout the year, and have a specific religion.
In Hispanic culture religion plays a large part when being raised and especially during holidays. This devotion to Christianity and Catholicism stems from the centuries they were being colonized by Spain. The Conquistador Hernan Cortez considered spreading and enforcing his religion onto others as a major priority when taking control of the New World. Once Mexico gained its independence the effect Spain had could be seen even now. The Time Almanac of 2013 reported that 96% of the Mexican people describe their religious beliefs as Christian and of that 87% were Roman Catholics. Since most of the population is Christian the country as a whole can be seen celebrating events such as Holy Week, and La Posada, and in the case of Day of the Dead