The day of the Dead

• Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead - one of the brightest events in Mexico, dedicated to the memory of the dead. According to legend, these days the souls of dead relatives visit home. The uniqueness of this festival in 2003 celebrated by UNESCO, giving it a special status and to include in the list of intangible cultural heritage.

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Day of the Dead two days notice, the 1st and 2nd of November. These dates coincide with two important Catholic holidays: All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (2 November) - mysticism and paganism attributes mixed with symbols of Catholicism.

Parade in Mexico City.

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In these days of Carnival is arranged, prepared sweets in the form of skulls and figurines dressed female skeleton resembling Katrina. It just figures of Katrina, the main character of the Day of the dead.

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Day of the Dead has been celebrated on the territory of modern Mexico more ancient peoples, such as the Olmecs and the Maya. According to scientists, the rituals associated with the worship of the dead, were observed even 2500-3000 years ago. In the period before the Spanish colonization of the locals are often kept in the homes of the real skull dead, as a kind of family heirloom. Day of the Dead in Mexico.

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The cardboard of the skull on the altar of the exhibition in Mexico City.

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In spite of the similarity in the coterminous Halloween, the holidays are quite different from each other in essence. Halloween inherent theatrical tickling and nerves from the fear of weird dark entities.

Halloween in California, 31 October 2016. The Witch on the remote control.

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In contrast, the Day of the Dead Mexicans - this time to remember deceased relatives and family traditions, and it is a great excuse to make fun of death and actively enjoy life.

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Day of the Dead is celebrated not only in Mexico but also in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and at the same time and in other places. This is just Guatemala.

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By Day of the dead is decorated with ribbons and flowers of the cemetery, the road to the homes of deceased relatives make their candles to the dead could find their way home.

Here painted comrade arrives at the cemetery in Mexico City.

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At the cemetery in Bolivia. He came to visit his wife.

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Day of the Dead in the cemetery in Lima, Peru.

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The man in the cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia.

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It is believed that the Day of the Dead, or more precisely, on the night of October 31 to November 1 at the meeting arrive baby showers, they have a kind of privilege to ensure that stay longer with my family, and adults emerge later in night from the 1st to the 2nd of November.

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But the most popular way to remind myself ancestors - go to the cemetery to decorate the grave, bring treats and good, with the soul to remember deceased relatives. Many of those who celebrate this holiday, believe in the Day of the dead souls of the dead may visit living relatives and friends.

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cemetery in Manila, Philippines.

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cemetery in Manila, Philippines.

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Day of the Dead in the cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016.

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cemetery in Prague.

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Turn Day of the Dead Celebration in real life - it is very Mexican. The most beautiful night of the ceremony.

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Day of the Dead often played up in movies and art. For example, the film "007: Spectrum" opens with a scene where James Bond during the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico to prevent an act of terrorism.