10.27.2008

in celebration of dia de los muertos

a few items made by fabulous etsy shoppes .............
now for a bit of information..
Scholars trace the origins of "dia de los muertos" the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl in enlish " lady of the dead".
The observance of the holiday is on the first and second of november, with a connection to the catholic holidays ..."all saint's day" and "all soul's day", which " all saint's day " on the first celebrates all saints known and unknown who have attain beatific vision in heaven ( eternal and direct perception of god enjoyed by those in heaven). The second " all soul's day" commerates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven.

In most regions of Mexico, November 1st honors deceased children and infants where as deceased adults are honored on November 2nd. Generally referring to November 1st mainly as "Día de los Inocentes" ..day of the innocents, but also as "Día de los Angelitos" ...day of the little angels and November 2nd as "Día de los Muertos" or "Día de los Difuntos" ..day of the dead.


just a bit about dia de los muertos..(wikipedia helped me out, they have a lot more on it too..) i have to say i never knew about the all saints day and all souls day... im glad im still learning something new everyday, i know my parents would be very proud of me if they could see me know. i love you both very much and miss you even more, more than you can imagine.

featured shoppes
1. dia de los muertos magnets...pinksweetie
2. mariposa...sugarskullz
3. saint peter shrine...snowowl
4. sugar skulls hat...nbbwear
5. dia de los muertos girls dress...hipsterbaby

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