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Feliz Dia De Los Muertos! NOv 1 & Nov 2!!!!

on November 1, 2013

Feliz Dia de Muertos! 

Nov 1 & Nov 2!!!!

 

To commemorate the Day of the Dead, I brought to my office a Skull Shaped “Pan De Muerto” and shared some info I found on Wiki that I would also like to share with you the details!

 

Yummy Pan De Muertos:

 dia de muertos pan

Taken from the most trusted source: WiKi

The Pan de los Muertos (Spanish for Bread of the Dead) (also called pan de muerto) is a type of sweet roll traditionally baked in Mexico during the weeks leading up to the Día de los Muertos, which is celebrated on November 1 and 2.

Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the Christian triduum of HallowmasAll Hallows’ EveAll Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skullsmarigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world: In Brazil Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.

altar de muertos

 

 

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