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By symea

Nov 1, 2011
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It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.

The Mexicans react to death with mourning along with happiness and joy. They look at death with the same fear as any other culture, but there is a difference. They reflect their fear by mocking and living alongside death.

Living alongside death means that Mexicans have learned to accept it within their lives. Death is apparent in everyday life and art.

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Hi symea! At art class we studied the mexican celebration, The Day of the Dead, and the skulls look beautiful! It looks so amazing to see it as a cute template!
Lots of Love
this is cool symea
Wonderful, thank you! :)

tasty_meurtos
Hermosa paleta! Siempre he querido ir a Mexico para la celebración del día de los muertes! me parece algo super interesante :D
thanks for your comment dear Ruby...Symea put it clear, it was not her intention to misunderstand the meaning of this celebration....You are right, as Sandra said, sometimes a comment can be understood in several meanings...As you said, in San Francisco people celebrate this day different from Mexico...I just wanted to leave my opinion as a Mexican..that some parts of the description template are a little wrong...
Our mexican culture has many beautiful traditions..and I understand sometimes people mistakely interpret the traditions...But not the general interpretation throughout the country.
HI EVERYONE !! FIRST OF ALL I LOVE YOU ALL :D AND I DON'T MEAN TO BUTT IN OR ANYTHING IM JUST GOING TO SAY SOMETHING I KNOW FOR A FACT WHICH TAKES PLACE HERE IN THE USA, ACTUALLY I WENT LAST YEAR AND ILL BE GOING TODAY TOO... :) YOU SEE THERE IS A HUEGE PARK IN SAN FRANCISCO WHERE PEOPLE MAKE ALTARS FOR THEIR LOVED DEPARTED MEMBERS, EVEN THEIR PETS, WHICH LOTS OF US CONSIDER OUR PETS AS PART OF OUR FAMILY :D ANYWAYS MY POINT IS THAT AMERICANS HERE MADE EL DIA DE MUERTOS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM ITS REAL TRADITION IN MEXICO, I KNOW IN MEXICO PEOPLE MAKE DANZAZ PARA LOS MUERTOS IN SOME PLACES AND SOME PEOPLE DRESS UP LIKE LA MUERTE ALSO OFFER OFRENDAS AND CALAVERITAS DE AZUCAR FOOD AND WHATEVER THE DEAD LOVED IN LIFE .... HERE THEY ALSO MAKE DANZAS, AND ALL THE ALTAR GOODIES, BUT THERE ARE THINGS PEOPLE DO HERE DIFFERENT, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SEE PEOPLE DRESSED IN SO MANY WAYS YOU DONT KNOW IF ITS A CONTINUATION OF HALLOWEEN OR ITS REALLY A DIA DE MUERTOS CELEBRATION, THEY MAKE PLAYS WITH PUPPETS, AND ITS REALLY LIKE A CARNAVAL THING.... VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE MEXICAN STYLE, ALL IN ALL THE DANCERS IN A WAY MAKE FUN OF LA MUERTE AND PLAY AROUND WITH IT IN SPANISH "SE BURLA A LA MUERTE " BUT THAT IS PART OF THE DANCE . I THINK SOME TIMES WHEN A PERSON WRITES ITS NOT THE WAY IT SOUNDS TELL ME ABOUT IT I HAD THAT PROBLEM WITH ALE LAST NIGHT LOL I TOLD HER SOMETHING AND SHE THOUGHT I WAS REGAñANDOLA LOL ...... HUGS FOR ALL OF YOU !!!! AND A GREAT BIG KISSY :) MUAHHHH!
Tienes toda la razón Sandra...Solo que como mexicana me senti obligada a poner una nota, puesto que la descripcion la ve todo mundo y no quiero que haya equivocadas interpretaciones de nuestra cultura....Estoy segura que Symea lo hizo con todo respeto, y el patron es magnifico...gracias de nuevo por tu interes..:)
No Problem Symea, I know you don't have wrong intentions, but as a Mexican I wanted to make it clear....btw..The template is great..:)
pero any,tal vez syme lo dice en otro sentido: tal vez ella quiera decir que los mexicanos aprenden a vivir con la idea de la muerte,(como los hindúes!) sin temerle. conociéndola desde pequeños, y aceptándola como parte de la vida. sabes que you creo que eso es lo q ella quiere decir,por que fíjate: ella dice q "podría sonar morboso,pero no::".
sabes? esto de interpretar los mensajes (y mas en inglés) para nosotros,puede ser mas difícil,por que ellos tienen un vocabulario muy limitado. no como nosotros que podemos decir "fresa" a 20 cosas distintas, no solo a una fruta. además, a veces si uno pudiera oir el tono de la voz, sabría q pensar..
yo realmente creo,q todos acá somos medio artistas de espíritu, y eso hace q seamos respetuosos y admiradores de todas las formas de expresión.
particularmente ADORO esta historia, y me moriría por ver una calaverita de azúcar! deben ser pequeñas obritas de arte autóctono.
en fin, que bueno que me contaste! y piensa en lo de syme, yo, (sin conocerla!) creo q no tenga intención de hacer algún comentario desagradable.
ahora, TÚ deberias dibujar tu template del día de los muertos!!! tu deberias dibujarnos una calaverita de azúcar!!! la mera mera versión!
:)
un abrazo en español.

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