Saturday, October 22, 2011

dia de los muertos

  • Question:-Dia de los muertos calavera tattoo?
    Do the colors or design of Dia los muertos=( Day of the dead) calaveras=(skulls) have a meaning? Thinking of getting a tattoo but want to make sure I get the right one, any links would be really helpful.

    Answer:-the day of the dead is a day to remember your dead loved ones..... its a day in south amarica for celebrating the life of their family/friend

    i guess any pic of a skull is representative of the dead member.
  • Question:-What is the name of this Dia De Los Muertos souvenir bought in Mexico?
    I bought a small souvenir in Mexico around Dia De Los Muertos. It is made of brightly colored plastic fabric and lined with blue silk. It contains a bunch of religious art. It opes with a Virgin Mary,and it has a tiny beaded charm of a Saint, it also has a cut out of what looks like a prayer that starts with "de el feliz", and a Corazon de Jesus. I was wondering what this was and its purpose.

    Answer:-What you describe sounds more like an ex-voto or a miniatura than anything having to do with Día de los Muertos.
  • Question:-What are important rituals when celebrating el Dia de los Muertos in Peru?
    I need to know different things that are done in Peru to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos.

    Answer:-I don't believe they celebrate sl dia de los muertos in Peru...I have a Peruvian friend, and he says thy do not. Also, I can find nothing on Yahoo Peru about it. El Dia De Los Muertos actually falls on All Saints Day...which is celebrated in Peru. See 1st site below for an article on Yahoo Peru about the all Saints Day celebration. People go to the the cemeteries to clean the grave sites, take flowers, and remember loved ones who have died. This holiday is distinctly Mexican, tho it is recognized in Bolivia and Brazil also...but not in all Latin American countries. All Saints Day, on the other hand, is a religious holiday recognized in all Catholic countries. 2nd and 3rd sites below tell about All Saints Day in Peru.
  • Question:-How do people greet one another on El Dia de los Muertos?
    Do you say feliz dia de los muertos? This is probably a dumb question, but I'm trying to expand my knowledge of and explore my ancestors' cultures and part of me is of hispanic decent.

    Answer:-"Live long and prosper"
  • Question:-Has anyone ever been to the festival called dia de los muertos at the hollywood forever cemetery how is it?
    Do they sale food there and do they paint your face like a skeleton and do they sale merchandise of dia de los muertos can you take pictures of the altars and dancers and performers.

    Answer:-I have not been to the festival, but here is the link to their website and perhaps you'll find the info you need:

    Best of Luck to You!
  • Question:-How to start celebrating Dia De Los Muertos?
    I'm Mexican but born in America and my family hasn't celebrated Dia de los Muertos since they left Mexico 20+ years ago. Mostly because there hasn't been many deaths in our family in a long time.

    Anyways, the past few years has brought about the death of my great-grandparents, an uncle, and a friend. What would be a good simple way to start honoring them on this day?

    Answer:-Start a family altar with their pictures just for the event, not for all year long. What are some things that they particularly liked? Gather up those things to place in their sections. Usually Virgin of Guadalupe images are included. There is a special incense that is burned and flowers as well. Finally, you include their favorite foods.
    My mother loved avocados and olives. Olives are easy because I don't have to open the can or jar until the last few days, but avocados will spoil if I don't buy them at the last minute.
    Just a few ideas.
  • Question:-Dia de los muertos (Day of The Dead)- easy recipes?
    I would like to make some Dia de los muertos food for a college class, any suggestions? I don't' have enough time to do the skulls since I would have to get a kit. Something that is not too time consuming but delicious would be great :-)
    Halloween and Day of the Dead are two separate holidays, they are distinct in so many ways. Educate yourself next time before you talk. Thanks everyone for the answers, bread it is! And happy holidays to all on whatever you celebrate

    Answer:-Pan de Muerto is a great dish.
    It's a very yummy bread sprinkled with sugar traditionally severed on day of the dead. It's very easy to make, and recipes are everywhere.

    good luck XD
  • Question:-Is it inappropriate or disrespectful to have a "Dia de los muertos" themed wedding?
    We want to have a Day of the Dead themed wedding. Since Dia de Los Muertos is generally a holiday that celebrates death and rebirth, a reasonably significant theme in our relationship, we thought it wouldn't be totally unacceptable. But if anybody has any opinions based in experience, we'd love to hear about it.

    Answer:-Well, it IS your wedding. However, I don't think it would be my cup of tea.
  • Question:-El Dia de Los Muertos lesson ideas for 8th grade Spanish students?
    I teach elementary Spanish, and wanted to do some activities with my older Spanish students for El Dia de Los Muertos. We're having an all-school service on that day for the first time, but I wanted to teach my students more about it. Any good ideas besides me standing in front of them talking?

    Answer:-i take 8th grade Spanish and my teacher is doing a trivia game after she talks and offering a prize after so if we pay attention we win a prize! its a great incentive!
  • Question:-Is there a certain name for that Dia de los Muertos type of art?
    I've always loved the Dia de los Muertos mexican art, And im wondering if there's a certain name for it. Like the skulls and skeletons and the calavera catrinas.

    Answer:-I'm not sure if there is a name for that type of art, but it might just be called Mexican folk art, or Latin-American folk art.

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