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Nov 2, 2017 9:19 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
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"Day of the Dead (known as Día de Muertos in Spanish) is celebrated in Mexico between October 31st and November 2nd. On this holiday, Mexicans remember and honor their deceased loved ones. It's not a gloomy or morbid occasion, rather it is a festive and colorful holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed on. Mexicans visit cemeteries, decorate the graves and spend time there, in the presence of their deceased friends and family members.


They also make elaborately decorated altars (called ofrendas) in their homes to welcome the spirits.

Because of its importance as a defining aspect of Mexican culture and the unique aspects of the celebration which have been passed down through generations, Mexico's indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead was recognized by UNESCO as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2008."
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Nov 2, 2017 9:25 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
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Nov 2, 2017 9:28 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
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Nov 2, 2017 9:34 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
This year the Day of the dead parade was held in Mexico city on saturday 28th, for a view of the last year's:




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Nov 2, 2017 9:34 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
lifeisadream: This year the Day of the dead parade was held in Mexico city on saturday October 28th, for a view of the last year's:

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Nov 2, 2017 11:20 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
Duromojon
DuromojonDuromojonTampa, Florida USA118 Threads 1,695 Posts
lifeisadream: This year the Day of the dead parade was held in Mexico city on saturday 28th, for a view of the last year's:



wow my goodness who wants to be alivelaugh
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Nov 2, 2017 11:21 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
Duromojon
DuromojonDuromojonTampa, Florida USA118 Threads 1,695 Posts
Is Mauricio Graces there?laugh
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Nov 2, 2017 1:01 PM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
Duromojon: my goodness who wants to be alive


laugh

Duromojon: Is Mauricio Graces there?


Mauricio Garcés?

not idea if he is there or not but he must be dead by now because as a child I do remember he was an adult actor, kind of "Tenorio".

(I did google it he died in 1989)

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Nov 2, 2017 1:16 PM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
Cemeteries during the day of the dead celebrations.
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When does someone die?

When s/he is not remembered anymore.
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Nov 2, 2017 1:42 PM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
Kattte
KattteKattteVancouver, British Columbia Canada4 Threads 1,313 Posts
Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd

Quote " It's not a gloomy or morbid occasion, rather it is a festive and colorful holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed on."


Very similar to the 'Second Line" funerals held in the old French quarter of New Orleans for their great musicians, as today was the celebration funeral of Fats Domino. A great celebration for a great musician and singer. wine

I find it a bit funny that the few Day Of the Dead celebrations I attended in Mexico, never once did I hear any shouts of "Viva la Muerta!" which is still the old battle cry of the Spanish Foreign Legion...laugh
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Nov 2, 2017 5:08 PM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
Kattte: Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd

Quote " It's not a gloomy or morbid occasion, rather it is a festive and colorful holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed on."


Very similar to the 'Second Line" funerals held in the old French quarter of New Orleans for their great musicians, as today was the celebration funeral of Fats Domino. A great celebration for a great musician and singer.

Not only we do have a celebration for the ones that have flown this world but also some people (while alive of course) request that in their funeral to be accompanied by music .

I find it a bit funny that the few Day Of the Dead celebrations I attended in Mexico, never once did I hear any shouts of "Viva la Muerta!" which is still the old battle cry of the Spanish Foreign Legion...


As for the Spanish Foreign legion:

“Long Live Death.”

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Nov 2, 2017 5:24 PM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
Día de muertos en el Zócalo.
Day of the dead celebration at the Zócalo (México City).
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"Formally known as Plaza de la Constitución, this grand square once constituted the ceremonial hub of the Aztec city, Tenochtitlan, and was previously called Plaza de Armas or Plaza Principal.

However, even though the zócalo existed during the Aztec period, it was only post-colonialization that it began to take the form we see today, due to the architectural decisions of Alonso García Bravo. Previously dominated by looming silhouettes of Tenochtitlan’s temples and pyramids, such as the Templo Mayor, the zócalo nowadays finds itself ringed by similarly significant and emblematic buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palacio Nacional (built over the ruins of the last Aztec emperor’s former palace), the Old Portal de Mercaderes and Federal District buildings.

In Aztec times, the zócalo was a gathering place, as well as the site of rituals, ceremonies and parades. This is a legacy which continues to this day, as the zócalo regularly finds itself the centre of national events, concerts and festivals, such as the annual Independence Day celebrations and Alebrije Parade. ...

It was also the site which bore witness to the discovery of the famed Aztec Calendar stone, which can now be seen at the Museo Nacional de Antropología, as well as being the location of daily Aztec dances. However, not all social functions on the zócalo are so positive. Due to its potential for large capacities of people, it has typically been the location of protests against the government. Well-known examples of this include the 1968 protests against then-President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, as well as the more recent 2008 protests against crime and 2014 protests against the Ayotzinapa student kidnappings.

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Nov 2, 2017 5:26 PM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
Zócalo at night during the day of the dead celebrations.
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Nov 2, 2017 5:31 PM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
Origins and history

The Zocalo and its immediate area is where Mexico City began. It was originally an island on Lake Texcoco, settled in 1325 by the Aztecs. The exact spot where the city is said to have been founded is now marked by a statue of an eagle and serpent, just south of the plaza.

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Nov 3, 2017 1:24 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
Hi Lifes

This will be a tourists attraction for visits Mexico
Very interesting, thankyou for share Mexican country tradition. Its is about a year ago i remember
for the first time the parade tradition was held in Mexico city, our TV news broadcast about this unique Aztec tradition , they said the parade was inspired from Spectre (James Bond movie) and Iam currious because nearly the same with the Brazilian and new Orleans parade, but different legend folklore

Your country is very rich with mixing Art, culture and tradition from Aztec and Mayan civilization wine
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Nov 3, 2017 1:31 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
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Interesting the dates coincide with the western Halloween, an ancient festival corrupted by Christianity, that also started as a way to show respect to the dead.
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Nov 3, 2017 1:45 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
rizlared: Interesting the dates coincide with the western Halloween, an ancient festival corrupted by Christianity, that also started as a way to show respect to the dead.


Yes, thats was i thought, Animism tradition still exist , even in my country,
And i can see similarities in some asian country example In China they also have this kind of festive Qingming (Confucianism) every year. Respect and honour to the dead
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Nov 3, 2017 8:37 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
whitelily1: Hi Lifes

This will be a tourists attraction for visits Mexico
Very interesting, thankyou for share Mexican country tradition. Its is about a year ago i remember
for the first time the parade tradition was held in Mexico city, our TV news broadcast about this unique Aztec tradition , they said the parade was inspired from Spectre (James Bond movie) and Iam currious because nearly the same with the Brazilian and new Orleans parade, but different legend folklore

Your country is very rich with mixing Art, culture and tradition from Aztec and Mayan civilization

Hi Lily

Mexico's ancient cultures are many including Aztec and Maya, the oldest being the Olmec 1500+ years.
Day of the dead is November 1st and 2nd, although because of tourism and national activities now is it celebrated in the closer weekend (before that date) also it has been reported that the film Spectre was the origen of the parade to celebrate the dead in Mexico city.

I have been at Mexico City down town during the day of dead festivities a few years back and there has being like a festival (very crowed and hotel reservations have to be made well in advance)* and yes the referred film has motivated the people to participate in a parade yet the celebration of the dead dates centuries ago.

Thank you for your reply wave

* For any one wishing to attend and planning to stay at the very down town -Mexico city- choose a small hotel that has endure earthquakes, there are plenty of them and I would choose one with no more than 2 floors.
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Nov 3, 2017 8:43 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
observer_1
observer_1observer_1Acol, Kent, England UK29 Posts
rizlared: Interesting the dates coincide with the western Halloween, an ancient festival corrupted by Christianity, that also started as a way to show respect to the dead.


US Chistianity with the trick or treat disease
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Nov 3, 2017 8:45 AM CST Day od the dead parade in México (November 1st and 2nd)
lifeisadream
lifeisadreamlifeisadreamMexi Go, Mexico State Mexico184 Threads 24 Polls 22,297 Posts
rizlared: Interesting the dates coincide with the western Halloween, an ancient festival corrupted by Christianity, that also started as a way to show respect to the dead.


Halloween and Day of the Dead are celebrated in different days although very close and the origen is different.
Day of the dead in Mexico has its roots on its ancient cultures centuries (about 3,000 years ago) way before the Spaniards invaded Mexico.


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