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Day of the dead

The Day of the dead is a very special day for the Spanish speaking


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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