Día de los Muertos isn’t “Mexican Halloween”.


This Mexican celebration dates back more than 3000 years

Like the memory of a loved one that never fades, Dia de Los Muertos also survives. It may change and evolve, but it never vanishes.

The Spaniards learned that when they arrived in central Mexico in the 16th century. They viewed the ritual, which was started by the Aztecs some 3,000 years ago, as sacrilegious. But the festival couldn’t be quashed.

Not only did it survive, it thrived, moving from southern Mexico and spreading north. It also merged with elements of Christianity. Originally celebrated in the summer, it moved to Nov. 1 and 2 to coincide with All Saints Days and All Souls Day.

Day of the Dead, El Día de los Muertos, gets Google Doodle tribute

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Let’s celebrate the Day of the Dead in Atlanta:

 

 

 

Sources:  
  • Google at  https://g.co/doodle/8px45b
  • http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/holidays/day-of-the-dead/2014/09/24/day-of-the-dead-history/16174911/

 

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