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Dia de los Muertos

Join us on Saturday, October 26th, 2013

A yearly event at La Vista includes the community celebration of “The Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos)

* Vendor, Informative, and food booths available.
* Be a volunteer!
If you have any questions or wish to participate
in our Altar Contest please contact:
* Espacios para vendedores disponibles.
* Sea un voluntario en este gran evento!
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This event is held on November 2nd at sundown.

Tenotchtitlan was the capitol of the Aztec Empire, now Mexico City.  The Aztecs had their own advanced culture with their own mathematics, astronomy, and religion.  The Aztecs believe that there are three places where the spirits of the dead rest.

The Warriors who died in battle went to the “Paradise of the Sun God.” Those who passed in drowning went to the “Paradise of the Rain God.” Tlaloc and those who died by natural causes went to Mictlan.

Aztecs viewed death as the continuation of life.  After the Spanish invasion Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead) became a fusion of Aztec beliefs and Christian tradition.

This holiday is celebrated by Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada.

Due to the close proximity of Halloween and the Day if the Dead it is commonly thought to be similar to Halloween, although the two holidays have little in common.  The “Day of the Dead” is a time of celebration, where partying is very common, although this is not very well understood in the U.S. because they celebrate Halloween as a “scary” holiday

Where people put up scary decorations and have children knock on doors for candy.  It is often the same vise-versa.

 

Don't miss out on our Dia de los Muertos Celebration 2012!!

 

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