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Dia de los Muertos

By Rosa Conrad

Published on November 2, 2017

Begin the altar, dressing it with care. Empieza con las cañas de azúcar to make your arch creando una puerta espiritual.

Bring out the old mantel with the handmade crocheting done by your abuelita who took it out para usar lo for this yearly tradición.

La Virgen de Guadalupe awaits her place on the altar.

Time to place las velas and copal, the candles will light their journey and the copal will keep las almas malas away haciendo la entrada de nuestros seres queridos seguro.

Ahora the beloved fotos of those that han murido,
they await for you to find a special lugar en tu altar.
As you place them a smile forms your labios, te recuerdas de ellos.

Pon las flores tradicionales used by our ancestors the Nahuas, the yellow cempoalxchitl (marigolds) las flores de muerto spread their petals in front of the altar creating a welcoming path por tu seres queridos.

Ofrece agua pura, their journey is long and they come thirsty. Spread the sal assuring their cuerpos no se corromperán en su camino. Offer a Pan de Muerto nuestra tradition, for bread is sacred.

Ahora pon sus comidas y bebidas favoritas,
along with the treats they savored.

Welcome them, light the velas and the copal, the scented smoke is pleasing to them, para hacer su journey fácil y pleasant.

Las calaveritas adorn the altar with the names of our seres queridos. We give them away as we compartimos memorias dulces de nuestros loved ones. Con ellos nos recordamos de las vidas de ellos and we enjoy the company of familia and friends.

We remind our loved ones they are not forgotten we do this tradición to honor them y para recordar que la muerte is part of la vida.

 

 

 

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