21 Nov 2010

Day of the Dead

The two-sided magnetic bookmark with skulls, flowers, graves and all other attributes of the Day of the Dead from Mexico.





Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration when eating and partying are common. Due to occurring shortly after Halloween, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, although the two are celebrated differently.

1 comment:

Vaida said...

Thank you, Karen, for this bookmark. We also have a similar holiday - All Saints' Day, only we celebrate in a little bit different way ;)

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