In our Mexican culture we celebrate el dia de los muertes or the day of the dead, in a lively and cheerful festival. Instead of mourning the loss of our loved ones we celebrate and have a day to remember how amazing those people were and how they lived their life. Probably one of the most important symbols to that festival and to our Mexican culture is the sugar skulls. Sugar skulls are handmade skulls made of mostly sugar. However, at first the skull is a blank canvas and anyone can decorate them to resemble their deceased loved ones.
Dia de los Muertos and Halloween can often be confused because they are celebrated within very close dates, but in reality they have distinct characteristics. Dia de los Muertos was originally introduced in Mexico with the Aztec Festival of the Dead, but the traditions have been tweaked over the years. Likewise, Halloween originated in Ireland, beginning with the Celtic Festival called “Samhain”. Now, the popular holiday, Day of the Dead, is celebrated from October 31st through November 2nd by visiting the graves of dead friends or family members. People who participate in Dia de los Muertos leave food, candles, incense, a poem, or a picture at the altar to honor the past lives of people they love.
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. Columbus Day (or in some places know as Native American Day) is celebrated in English speaking countries. Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States of America to celebrate the discovery of America, and to honor Christopher Columbus, who “discovered” the Americas. Some schools take Columbus Day off, but some don’t.
Unit FIVE We are Citizens of the World, Watch Your Step! Welcome to Unit Five Crackerjack 1 (INSETAR IMAGENES PARA VOLVER MUY ATRACTIVA ESTA PAGINA CON IMAGENES DE LA UNIDAD,programas de radio, numeros, dicccionario, reporteros) These are the goals for Unit 5. Read this information carefully. It describes the skills you will be able to use at the end of this section.
The Day of the Dead is commonly referred to as the “Mexican Halloween”, however this is a common misconception. Halloween and The Day of the Dead may be celebrated near each other in the calendar and share many similarities, but they are also very different in their separate histories and origin. The Day of the Dead originates from the Aztec’s in the 16th century. While Halloween originates from the ancient Celtic rituals. The Day of the Dead celebrates that this specific period during the year allows the dead to enjoy the luxuries of life, approximately from October 28, to November 2nd.
While reading Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko I was intrigued by the use of different styles and structures to convey the changes in Native American culture during the 1950’s. Seeing that I could do a task 1 paper on the part 3 topic, to “Consider the changing historical, cultural and social contexts in which particular texts are written and received. “ and the specific aspect of, “the impact of prevailing values and beliefs.” I knew I had to use this specific format. They fit so well together.
The day of The Dead is a very traditional thing to celebrate in places like Mexico. Dia de los Metros is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have passed. They put food on an altars because in welcome them to their home. They put food on an altars because in welcome then in. One thing that i learn about the day of the dead was that is was a Mexican holiday.
There are certain events in history that can shape a person’s entire life, whether they know it or not. These events are also what shape an entire society and its culture. That is where sociological imagination takes place. Sociological imagination is described as an understanding of both an individual’s life and the history of a society. To me, the most historic event that shaped me is the Eritrean War.
Mexican foods mostly originated from the aztec culture in the 16th century, they tried to bring their own kind of food to the country but they ended up mixing with other cultures. There were a lot of african and asian influences mostly consist of corn and wheat tortillas, also beans, tomatoes, chili peppers, chorizo, and many types of pork. They also have Empanadas which are handheld pasta pockets. Where as us americans eat a lot of things that are not as healthy, we eat a lot of processed foods, byproducts and lots of fatty, sugary foods. There religion mainly revolves around the value of church, Family and inclusiveness.
Funerals are times that are meant to be sacred, and they are also meant to be special events to commemorate the life of a great person. Each person who attends a funeral wants to be able to meet at a location that allows them to get the most out of the funeral, and also allows them to feel like the person that has died is being respected and is also being well represented at their funeral. A big thing that can help with a funeral, is the location. There are so many funerals that happen all of times with several different reasons why these funeral homes are so wonderful for funerals, and why they make each person who attends the funeral feel that the loved one that has passed on, would be very pleased with the funeral service and location that was created and chosen for them.
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.
The Day of the Dead (El día de los muertos) is a very important holiday in Mexico and has been for many years. It is a time to remember loved ones who have passed away and be with your family and friends. There are many traditions carried during the holiday that make it as special as it is. It is also a history-rich event. Originally, el día de los muertos was celebrated in Mexico on October 31.
Native Americans are the type of people to celebrate their culture. These people still celebrate rites of passages from 500 years ago. Native Americans do ceremonies that are usually tradition to complete their rites of passage. These passages can be elaborate or for some, really personal. The two stories “The Medicine Bag” and “Apache Girl’s rite of passage” share similarities and differences.
The people of Mexico celebrate several holidays throughout the year some of which are most common and largely celebrated. Diez y Seis- Mexico’s independence is celebrated widely throughout the country on September 15- 16. Special traditions occur such as the president giving “ El grito de la independencia”