Dia De Los Muertos Mexico
November 1, 2011 by staff
Dia De Los Muertos Mexico, Tonight there will be a lot of trick or treaters away from home – but the communities of northern Belize are not so much on Halloween as it is called in tradition – Day of the Dead is celebrated on the first and second of November.
It is a tradition of 500 years, where it is believed that the souls of ancestors back to life to join in the festivities, including food and dancing. Sugar skulls are placed on the graves of their loved ones with the funny poems about the dead.
This year, the Embassy of Mexico in Belmopan houses an exhibition on the – Day of the Dead, to show the traditional celebration. 7News stopped to see the preparations.
Hector Peralta, D / Chief of Mission, the Mexican Institute
“We are looking here at the Embassy of recreating an ancient tradition -. 500 years of tradition that is celebrated in Mexico, the celebration of the dead and death trying to facilitate the transit of a better place for a family death, friends, people nearby who unfortunately died before us. That’s why we here at the embassy who are trying to create a cemetery. We are trying to recreate as we have called the altar of the dead. With this offer we have an immediate family in which we represent and offer the best we can have. ”
“Say you can give your favorite foods, favorite food, your favorite beverages, which are thus presented with some lights, unfortunately, not in the light of day, but if you would at night with candles that show the way and how to reach a better place. The Alter or the offer has a different level as the sky, air, dirt and soil. In the cemetery we used to have a good approach to the dead with obituaries fun. ”
“It’s something that in Mexico the respect for the dead, but we believe that the deceased is a close companion – a close friend that sooner or later we will have to meet again that’s why we want to present this heritage This is .. part of the heritage of Mexico that has already been recognized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a heritage and intangible heritage of humanity, and is held in Mexico in different places.’s central, northern, southern, everywhere in Mexico and always takes place on 1 and November 2. ”
“This has been a great effort of the Embassy, ??trying to recreate the plot of the large cemetery. It is very difficult, we have been trying to use all our resources, and unfortunately for health restrictions or rules that all countries. Say I could not bring the flowers that are commonly used in cemeteries with the CEMP chi – which is a yellow flower berry that is very nice, but we’re trying some of them hand made here. trying to recreate. However will be open to the public, everyone can come and see. ”
“In the second of November 7 we will have a celebration of life in which we unite, as we do in Mexico with music, with the holiday celebration. That is why the concept is unique, not a lack of respect for the dead that respect the dead, as I said we take into account the dead to a friend. “
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