Friday, 3 October 2014

Mexican Sugar Skull Celebrate Day of the Dead

Dia de los-Muertos, or "Day of the Dead" is a Mexican religious holiday that has grown in popularity over the years, those who are not Mexican, Catholic, and other religions. His popular symbol, sugar skull is one used from the wall art design has become a favorite dish.

 Tattoo community, in particular, welcomed the sugar skull as part of its culture, its own iconography. But in order to cover that you understand and accept the value. So what is the Day of the Dead sugar skull and part of the celebrations? Dia de los-Muertos as Halloween, at about the same time it is held, and so the two holidays are often engaged with each other.

 But actually the Day of the Dead is very chnga from Halloween, and not ill, as the name implies. Dia de los-Muertos celebrations began more than 3,500 years ago for a month celebrating the winners of the deceased, and his spirit to return to Earth for a visit with the Aztecs practiced. In this ritual, they will be displayed in different life, death and resurrection of the symbols of skulls.

When the Spanish conquerors entered what is now known as Mexico, they brought with them their Catholic faith, and in an effort to convert the natives to the end "blasphemous and pagan" began to meet. Trying the squash the ritual they were unsuccessful, but one way or another for a long time, until the celebration of the festival was changed to a more "acceptable" on the eve of All Saints Catholic Day and All Souls.

Today, Dia de los-Muertos begins on the evening of October 31st. the gates of heaven open at midnight  Legend says, and the souls of the dead Angelitos children to visit their loved ones are still in the ground. They roam the world in just one day and then the next night, the door opened again fell to shower adults.

You can here in the land of the dead to their families ofrendas, or offerings, known as the construction of a complex of the altar. Altar of dead loved ones are well aware of many of the elements considered. Flowers, especially marigolds, set its bright color and strong odor, which is supposed to lead to the altar for the dead.

Among others, spices, incense, scented candles and flowers, as they are often the same reason other strong flavor also participate in the construction. Dead of their favorite foods and drinks pictures, Angelitos, toys and other personal items are reflected in the table of the altar in honor of those who have passed.

These items, such as soap and shaving supplies, even some care, the belief that the soul will be against their long journey and need to freshen up. Among the displayed items are almost always somewhere in one of the proposals is sugar skull.

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