A Day Of The Dead Essay

1208 Words Oct 25th, 2016 5 Pages
Mexico has many unique celebrations just like every other country does. Different traditions and value are what distinguish each country from one another. For Instance, In Mexico. Holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, and Independence Day are celebrated. However, they are celebrated differently cultural wise as well as the day the holiday is celebrated. Catholic celebrations, such as Three Kings Day and Day of our Lady of Guadalupe are also celebrated.
Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead is celebrated all across Mexico. It’s the day where all Mexicans pay their respect to the dead. They pray and remember family members and friends who have died. It is believed that on the nights of October 31 through the night of November 2 the souls of people who have passed return to earth. On October 31 it is known as All Saints Day Eve. On All Saints Day, November 1, small children who have died are honored as "angelitos," little angels. The next day, All Souls Day, is the day set aside for remembering older family members and friends. Families build up altars in cemeteries and homes, decorated with photographs of family members that have passed away. The altars are filled with the person 's favorite foods and drinks. The most traditional stuff to have on the altar are tequila, chocolate, and "pan de muertos" known as “bread of the dead”
December 12, Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, or better known as the day of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a day celebrated by many Mexican…

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