2016-10-31

Day of the Dead: An old Tradition in Mexico

geschrieben von
Artikel bewerten
(0 Stimmen)

Day of the death is an old tradition in Mexico. The ancient Mexicans used to invite their dead to dinner in the month of August, during the corn harvest season.

People organized meetings in the pantheons, they adorned the graves, and used candles and marigold petals for the dead to recognize the way to the altar.

The Spaniards banned indigenous people set up their altars and offerings of dead in the cemeteries and public squares, but the tradition was not lost, it rather merged with the Catholic tradition of venerating, 1st November, to "All Saints "; and now, in Mexico, the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2 in all towns and cities.

Each region has different characteristics in this celebration, but all share the same spirit that is remembering the dead and invite them to live with the living for a few hours. They prepare large tables with traditional dishes and everything that might please or serve the visitor spirit. 

Gelesen 11843 mal

Ähnliche Artikel

Racism hasn’t Ended in South America, It has Grown

With the recent political manifestations in Bolivia that have polarized the country into two different bands, the ones that support and don’t support Evo Morales, racism between indigenous and non indigenous people has come to light in the country. Here’s a reflexion about this issue that can help us reflect about the ongoing racism towards our tribes and the indigenous people of our continent. 

 

It's NOT a Resignation, it's a Coup!

After learning about the coup d’etat against president Evo Morales, the social organizations of Argentina stand up to defend democracy and peace in our continent.  Voluntario Global and Pacheco Community marched in solidarity with the Bolivian people who have worked hard to build a sovereign country based on social justice.

Seeking Solutions as a Community

In Voluntario Global's latest volunteers meeting we gathered around a table filled with snacks and mate to spend the afternoon and get to know each other, while discussing social and political topics and trying to figure out solutions to different problems that we now face within our society.

Interview with Volunteer Ambassador Neil West

In this interview, Volunteer Ambassador Neil West tells us about his experience in Buenos Aires volunteering, for a second time, with Voluntario Global.

Voluntario Global Ambassador Neil West

I have been working in Health and Social Care for many years and recently took a career break to travel and volunteer.

Centro Cultural Kirchner: The CCK, the largest cultural centre in Latin America

The Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK) is a cultural centre located in the San Nicolas neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the largest cultural centre in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world.

What is Overshoot Day?

Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2019 it lands on July 29th.

Bitte anmelden, um einen Kommentar zu posten
© Copyright 2016 luppino.com.ar