Thursday, November 1, 2018

Day of the Dead: 9-day festival (video)

Xochitl, Crystal Quintero, Dhr. Seven, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
(All Top 5s) Top 5 Day of the Dead Facts (Día de los Muertos)Published on Oct 31, 2017
Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a vibrant pre-Mexican holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed on.,,
(California Through My Lens, Oct. 30, 2017)

Day of the Dead on Olvera Street, Los Angeles
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) on Olvera Street in DTLA: Amie and I got a chance to head down to Day 5 of the 9-day Dia de los Muertos celebration on Olvera St. It was a fun night of face painting, shopping, eating taquitos ("little tacos"), and watching the procession. Read more at,

Danza Azteca: Aztec Dance
Dancers: Danza Azteca Xocoyote at the Autry Museum in LA. Video by Jessica Aldridge.

Day of the Dead: Danza Azteca Xocoyote, Los Angeles
(WilderUtopia,, Oct. 29, 2012) Danza Azteca Xocoyote at the Autry Museum of the West in Los Angeles. "Day of the Dead" (Día de los Muertos) is celebrated yearly in Mexico and in many other Latin America countries during the last days of October through the first week of November. A time to communicate with deceased ancestors, it honors the transition from one life to another that we typically call "death." It blends the pre-Hispanic, Mesoamerican, indigenous Nahuatl (the indigenous, pre-Spanish language group of Mexico) with later colonial, imperial, Latin/Spanish-speaking Roman Catholic "All Saints' Day" (Nov. 1st) and "All Souls' Day" (Nov. 2nd) traditions. It was celebrated by the Aztecs, Toltecs, Tlaxcaltecs, Chichimecs, Tecpanecs as well as the non-Nahuatl Mayans. Death becomes a colorful dance, where "souls" (persons, spirits, Buddhist gandharvas, gandhabbas) never die. They rest in Mictlan.

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