Day of the Dead 2015, part 1….Día de Muertos 2015, parte 1

Text credits:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/holidays/day-of-the-dead/2014/09/24/day-of-the-dead-history/16174911/

More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now central Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death.
It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years. A ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate.
A ritual known today as Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of the United States, including metro Phoenix.
Although the ritual has since been merged with Catholic theology, it still maintains the basic principles of the Aztec ritual, such as the use of skulls.
Today, people don wooden skull masks called calacas and dance in honor of their deceased relatives. The wooden skulls also are placed on altars that are dedicated to the dead. Sugar skulls, made with the names of the dead person on the forehead, are eaten by a relative or friend, according to Mary J. Adrade, who has written three books on Dia de los Muertos.

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Créditos del texto: http://www.queretaro.travel/contenido.aspx?q=pvp1bOtJyj2IMBAINBJ6SLKw68iYc005

No hay celebración que represente mejor a México que el día de muertos, nuestra tradición más importante y ancestral, que además es reconocida en casi todo el mundo por encarar a la muerte en diferentes ritos con humor, cientos de colores, sabores trascendentes y la camaradería de su gente.
La fiesta de todos los santos es una representación de nuestro mestizaje, que se refleja en cada uno de los elementos de esta celebración tan nuestra; se encuentra en la adoración de los santos católicos y en las bendiciones con copal indígena, se deleita en el morado y el naranja como nuestros colores de luto y se saborea en el atávico mole y en el pan de trigo y azúca

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