Day of the Dead
external image 20090517_day%20of%20the%20dead_0088_small.jpgOne of the customs of this gorgeous city is the famous and recognized Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead combines traditional native beliefs with traditional Spanish Catholic beliefs. The Day of Dead celebrates dead family members through a series of events that take place on November 1st and 2nd.


external image 20090517_day%20of%20the%20dead_0154_small.jpgActually this traditional custom is celebrated in the whole Mexican country, but Morelia makes a special celebration, where the population works together to make surprising and beautiful altars.
They build altars to make an offering to their relatives that already died. Those altars consist of putting offerings such as traditional food and food that their relatives used and loved to eat. They also include fruits in their altars and things that their dead loved to drink, such as wine.

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The Plaza San Agustín in Morelia. The ofrenda covers the entire plaza. The central pyramid is made of carrizo (bamboo) and ears of corn. It's surrounded by cempasuchil (flowers) and terciopelo (velvet). The cempasuchil fragrance leads the spirits of the dead back to earth and the deep maroon terciopelo is the color of mourning.
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This ofrenda, in front of Morelia's Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, is dedicated to
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A skeletal pair in the garden outside the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia.
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This is how they celebrate this particular day. This is an original and special celebration that Morelia is going to celebrate forever. If you want to visit an original place with fantastic celebrations, this is your opportunity. Go to visit this wonderful city and enjoy this magic day!
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead


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This altar shows the beautiful and bright colors that the Mexican people love. This altar is a way to depict how important are this colors for them and also how important were for their relatives. To the right we have an image where it shows people in a cementery at the night time. This is also other clasic custom that Mexican people do. They go to the cementary to visit their relatives at the night and they sleep in the cementery with them. Not all of the people use to do that but some people love to go to sleep with their relatives this special night.