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Day of the dead 6

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a very special day for the Spanish speaking world.

This day is more popular for Mexican people, it is more traditional in

their heritage. It occurs on the first of November. People put offerings out for

the dead in the form of fruit and certain other things that the specific person

liked.

The day of the dead is not a day grief nor does it have to do with

anything tragic for the Spanish speaking world, actually it is a day of joy and

happiness. It is celebrated all over. People wear bright colors and masks as

well as elaborate clothing. People can even make a business by selling things

associated with death, some of these things can include candy skulls and paper-

mache masks which later were made out of plastic.

There is actually two days that are celebrated with death. There is one

for children and one for all the rest of the people. The day for children is

celebrated for all the kids that died young. The offerings change for this day.

Instead of more adult-like things, this day is associated with candy and more

"fun" foods. Whereas the day for adults. Some people even put out Beer and

cigarettes, it depends on what the person used to like in his or her lifetime.

Our heritage does not even like the word death, but the Spanish people

look at it as a whole different perspective.



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