Dia de Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

What is Día de los Muertos?

Dia de Los Muertos

Day of the Death Sugar Skulls – Calaveras

Día de los Muertos is an originally Mexican multi-day festival known in English as Day of the Dead that is celebrated every year from October 31 to November 2 in commemoration of deceased friends and family members.
It coincides with the Christian celebrations of Halloween on October 31, All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2nd.

The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations.
Among the most popular food offerings are tamales — delicious little packages of masa, or dough made from corn flour, wrapped in aromatic leaves, usually corn husks or banana leaves, and steam cooked. There are hundreds of types of tamales, which can come with sweet or savory fillings such as beef, pork, chicken or cheese.
A calavera is a representation of a human skull. … The larger sugar skulls represent the adults, whose celebration takes place on November 2. It is believed that the departed return home to enjoy the offering on the altar.

Why Is That Food On The Altar?

Sugar skulls, tamales and spirits (the alcoholic kind) — these are the offerings, or ofrendas, you might find on altars built this time of year to entice those who’ve passed to the other side back for a visit. These altars in homes and around tombstones are a tradition originating in central Mexico.

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