Day of the Dead in Mexico
The celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico, takes place on November 1st and 2nd, as each year the Mexicans are preparing to celebrate their loved it and went and that according to religious belief and popular to be returned once more with their loved ones, that will be waiting with altars adorned with flowers and food to the deceased that liked to enjoy life. For the Mexican live with death is an act of faith and belief in it will feel again the presence of the dead among the living, contrary to what we believe to be Mexican likes this coexistence and even mocks her.
"For the inhabitant of New York, Paris or London, death is never word that is pronounced because it burns the lips. The Mexican, however, frequents, mockery, the caresses, sleeps with it, celebrates, is one of his favorite toys and his love more permanent. True, there are perhaps in their attitude as much fear in the other, but at least not hide or hide; contemplates the face to face with patience, disdain or irony. "
So we can see in the engravings of Jose Guadalupe Posada, a clear demonstration of this strange relationship with death and the people who welcomed making and eating the sugar “calaveritas” and “pan de muerto”, to laugh at the death of created literature skulls, where versed in highlighting strengths and weaknesses of the living.
Each of the current population of Mexico has traditions and way of expressing their concept of the cult of death, these activities vary according to region, the customs of the locality, and the socioeconomic level of it.
The Indian Feast Day of the Dead has been proclaimed Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. This recognition is awarded by the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). More…