Thursday, October 27, 2011

day of the dead

  • Question:-What is the Day of the Dead poem by E.E. Cummings?
    I need to know what poem about the day of the dead by e.e. cummings is called. I need it for a contest at my school. Please tell me the name of that poem if you can!!! Thank You!!!!

  • Question:-Need help with my Day of the Dead Halloween costume?
    So this year for Halloween I'm going to be dressed as a "Day of the Dead woman" as my aunt calls it.

    This is my costume:

    Do you think it will look good with my "Day of the Dead" theme? Also, when you paint the makeup on your face do you only paint half of your face or the whole face? My aunt says it's only half, but in pictures I see everyone has their whole face painted. If you do have to paint half of the face; which half is it?

    Thank you! .xx

  • Question:-how do I tell a Filipino(politely) to remove a 4-day dead cat off the side of the road?
    I'm staying in the Philippines. It freaks me out every time i see it. How do I say it and to whom?

    Answer:-In Tagalog.
  • Question:-Who made the bigger sacrifice for man: Jesus who spent a day on the cross and a couple of days dead, or Judus?
    who made Jesus' sacrifice possible and, according to some Christians, will spend an eternity in hell?

    Answer:-Dang! You're right. jesus had a good life, and then spent one night being smacked around and only spent 6 hours on the cross - 9am-3pm. You're right, Judas's suffering is far greater. Hmmmm!
  • Question:-my corvette is dead the next day?
    the battery is good so is the alternator and the starter. it will hold for the day after i jump it, and i will turn it off and on through out the day, but the next day dead! lots of wires i need a really good place to start.

    Answer:-Since it is not your alternator or battery, wait until it is dark outside and with the ignition and everything else off, take off the negative battery post. If it sparks when it makes contact with the battery post then there is a short somewhere! Something is open somewhere and I would venture to guess that it might be somewhere in your power windows switches. I believe that a short in this area is the culprit my friend!
  • Question:-Why are my pine trees green one day dead the next?
    I do water, fertilize, put ant bait out, watch for those big cracks in ground from lack of rain

    Answer:-Maybe you're watering them too much.

    Re-post your question and give us more information.

    How long have the trees been in the ground? How big are they? If you're watering them, what method are you using, how long do you water when you do it, and how frequently do you do it? What's the soil like there? What exactly do you see? Is it browning from the inside? Are the tips still green? Is it browning from the bottom up? top down? The more specifics, the better we can narrow down the possibilities.
  • Question:-My friends: If Jesus RESURRECTED at 3rd day... what happened to his dead body?
    Jesus died in the cross (some others say it was in a tree, whatever)... where did his dead body were taken? or he remained hanged by nails? I also think (i am not sure), that that place where he died is HOT... how much time does a dead body needs to start DECOMPOSING? in high temperatures shoudn't be quicker? so.. if you resurrect a 3 day dead body, even if you could.. some organs won't be useful anymore, don't you think?
    so, please let me know your points of view of these stupid statements, and please don't include magical answers.

    YEAH, I MEMORIZED YAHOO ANSWERS GUIDELINES, i am not violating any term.
    half god, half ape, complete genious:

    does a rotten organ is able to work again?
    are you serious? logical?

    Answer:-In order to be dead, some of his organs would have to have stopped working. Resurrecting implies that they started working again.

    Rotten organs don't work, so they were either regenerated completely, or Jesus rose as a zombie. Don't ask me - I didn't write the story.
  • Question:-Need to do day of the dead project for spanish due on Friday, please help?
    I need to do a day of the dead report for spanish by doing a three page report. Here are the topics we're allowed to do; traditions such as decorations, customs, and foods, Origin of Day of the dead, day of the dead terminology and trivia, or an overview of the entire holiday

    Answer:-Daybreak in the graveyard of Mazatlán de Flores, Oaxaca. Photography: Lourdes Grobet.


    This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years, but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. Hence, the best way to describe this Mexican holiday is to say that it is a time when Mexican families remember their dead, and the continuity of life.
    Two important things to know about the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) are:

    It is a holiday with a complex history, and therefore its observance varies quite a bit by region and by degree of urbanization.

    It is not a morbid occasion, but rather a festive time.
    The original celebration can be traced to many Mesoamerican native traditions, such as the festivities held during the Aztec month of Miccailhuitontli, ritually presided by the "Lady of the Dead" (Mictecacihuatl), and dedicated to children and the dead. In the Aztec calendar, this ritual fell roughly at the end of the Gregorian month of July and the beginning of August, but in the postconquest era it was moved by Spanish priests so that it coincided with the Christian holiday of All Hallows Eve (in Spanish: "Día de Todos Santos.") This was a vain effort to transform the observance from a profane to a Christian celebration. The result is that Mexicans now celebrate the day of the dead during the first two days of November, rather than at the beginning of summer. But remember the dead they still do, and the modern festivity is characterized by the traditional Mexican blend of ancient aboriginal and introduced Christian features.

    Generalizing broadly, the holiday's activities consist of families (1) welcoming their dead back into their homes, and (2) visiting the graves of their close kin. At the cemetery, family members engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and enjoying a picnic, and interacting socially with other family and community members who gather there. In both cases, celebrants believe that the souls of the dead return and are all around them. Families remember the departed by telling stories about them. The meals prepared for these picnics are sumptuous, usually featuring meat dishes in spicy sauces, chocolate beverages, cookies, sugary confections in a variety of animal or skull shapes, and a special egg-batter bread ("pan de muerto," or bread of the dead). Gravesites and family altars are profusely decorated with flowers (primarily large, bright flowers such as marigolds and chrysanthemums), and adorned with religious amulets and with offerings of food, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages. Because of this warm social environment, the colorful setting, and the abundance of food, drink and good company, this commemoration of the dead has pleasant overtones for the observers, in spite of the open fatalism exhibited by all participants, whose festive interaction with both the living and the dead in an important social ritual is a way of recognizing the cycle of life and death that is human existence.

    Altar in a home of the Nahuatl village of Milpa Alta. Photography: Lourdes Grobet.


    In homes observant families create an altar and decorate it with items that they believe are beautiful and attractive to the souls of their departed ones. Such items include offerings of flowers and food, but also things that will remind the living of the departed (such as their photographs, a diploma, or an article of clothing), and the things that the dead prized and enjoyed while they lived. This is done to entice the dead and assure that their souls actually return to take part in the remembrance. In very traditional settings, typically found only in native communities, the path from the street to the altar is actually strewn with petals to guide the returning soul to its altar and the bosom of the family.The traditional observance calls for departed children to be remembered during the first day of the festivity (the Day of the Little Angels, "Día de los Angelitos"), and for adults to be remembered on the second day. Traditionally, this is accompanied by a feast during the early morning hours of November the 2nd, the Day of the Dead proper, though modern urban Mexican families usually observe the Day of the Dead with only a special family supper featuring the bread of the dead. In southern Mexico, for example in the city of Puebla, it is good luck to be the one who bites into the plastic toy skeleton hidden by the baker in each rounded loaf. Friends and family members give one another gifts consisting of sugar skeletons or other items with a death motif, and the gift is more prized if the skull or skeleton is embossed with one's own name. Another variation found in the state of Oaxaca is for bread to be molded into the shape of a body or burial wrap, and for a face to be embedded on one end of the loaf. During the days leading up to and following the festivity, some bakeries in heavily aboriginal communities cease producing the wide range of breads that they typically sell so that they can focus on satisfying the demand for bread of the dead. Preparing offerings on the eve of the first of November in Ihuatzio, Michoacán. Photography: Lourdes Grobet.


    The Day of the Dead can range from being a very important cultural event, with defined social and economic responsibilities for participants (exhibiting the socially equalizing behavior that social anthropologists would call redistributive feasting, e.g. on the island of Janitzio in Michoacan state), to being a religious observance featuring actual worship of the dead (e.g., as in Cuilapan, Oaxaca, an ancient capital of the Zapotec people, who venerated their ancestors and whose descendants do so to this day, an example of many traditional practices that Spanish priests pretend not to notice), to simply being a uniquely Mexican holiday characterized by special foods and confections (the case in all large Mexican cities.)

    In general, the more urban the setting within Mexico the less religious and cultural importance is retained by observants, while the more rural and Indian the locality the greater the religious and economic import of the holiday. Because of this, this observance is usually of greater social importance in southern Mexico than in the northern part of the country.
  • Question:-Will this diet work? (18 day dead line)?
    I have a graduation trip on the 18th of May on an island and I would like to lose some weight before. I am an 8th grader so most of my time is spent at home or at school. Instead, I found some ways to exercise in between.

    1. taking longer hill home
    2. taking stairs instead of elevator (I live on the 18th floor)
    3. strictly low calorie, fat, food. (vegetables, fruits, occasional nuts.)
    4. drinking 10 cups of water a day
    6. never, ever skip breakfast

    will this work? if so, how much weight can i lose in 18 days?

    thank you :)

    Answer:-"I am an 8th grader so most of my time is spent at home or at school." This might be the issue right here, stop staying inside get outside play with your friends move around. Walking home uphill. will work using the stairs will work, everything you listed will work. You really need to change your lifestyle and become healthy. you can email me or send me a yahoo im if you want but i ruined my body by being overweigh kid and adult im now 33 years old and working hard to make the changes i should have made earlier when everyone was tryign to help me
  • Question:-02 AudiTT has a blown motor (low oil pressure). Was fine one day, dead the next! Still making payments, HELP!?
    This is actually my father's car. He was driving recently and noticed the oil light came on, so he put in a quart of oil. The light went out, so he continued driving. The same thing happens again the next day. This time, after the light goes out and he goes back about his business, the car starts making funny sounds, at which point he stops and has it towed to the dealership. They tell him the motor is blown because of low oil pressure, and it will cost $12,000 to either replace the engine or fix it, I'm not sure which. What can he do? He still has 6 or 8 payments left. Is it unlikely that his insurance will do anything for him? Should he try and find someone to buy it for parts? Please help.

    Answer:-not 100% sure, but my truck did something like this one time, and all i needed was a oil pump. Sounds to me like some one it trying to get free money here. Tell him to take to a local mechanic and see what they think is wrong with it.

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