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October 12, 2019
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Translation to English of Día de Muertos.
Day of the Dead
This civilization held a festival dedicated to Mictecacihuatl, the goddess of the dead.
Realm of Mictlantecuhtli and Mictecacihuatl where, according to the above civilization^, the majority of the dead went.
In the above realm^, this hairless dog breed would help the dead in their journey into the afterlife.
Christian festivity that syncretized with the Mictecacihuatl festival to create the modern Día de Muertos.
All Saints' Day
These are raised to honour and remember the beloved ones that had died.
Paper crafts used to decorate above^.
Papel Picado (Pecked paper)
This includes candles, flowers and the favorite meals and beverages of the honoured ones.
This flower is closely associated with this festivity.
Cempasuchil (Aztec Marigold)
Sweet roll decorated with bone-shaped pieces.
Pan de Muerto
Edible crafts made of sugar or chocolate, often shaped as skulls.
Mocking epitaphs dedicated to friends, associates or celebrities. (No matter if they're dead or alive)
This lake island hosts a candle-lit boat procession to the town's graveyard.
This community within Mexico City hosts the Alumbrada: When the main church glows with thousands of candles and incense to iluminate the dead's path.
San Andrés Mixquic
Litographist whose works slowly became part of the Día de Muertos tradition
José Guadalupe Posada
Depiction of a couple of skeletons dressed in elegant fashion. It has become the quintessential custome of Día de Muertos, especially the female one.
Las Calaveras Catrinas
Trick-or-treating festivity. Despite what popular belief says, Mexicans do celebrate it alongside Día de Muertos.
Pixar film that depicted Día de Muertos.
The first Día de Muertos parade was held
a year after
this film showed one.
UNESCO declared Día de Muertos as one of this in 2008.
Intangible Cultural Heritage
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