DAY OF THE DEAD

Day of the Dead

Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday ( October 31st. to November 2nd. ) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008 the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honoring the dead.

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Sol de Cuba special presentation at Mel Lastman Square as featured band for Latinlicious on wheels

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Imbayakunas special presentation at Mel Lastman Square as featured band for Latinlicious on wheels

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Latinlicious Salsa Nights at El Rancho

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