Luis Branches

To enter a to investigate the origin in himself of the Day of Deads, for the Mexicans is extremely interesting reason why it locks up, by its history and traditions, that would take many pages to enter itself in its reach, nevertheless very interesting envelope which includes, like for example, the dates in honor of deads is and was so important that they spent two months to them. During the called month Tlaxochimaco the denominated celebration Miccailhuitontli or celebration of the muertitos was carried out, around the 16 of July. This celebration initiated when the called tree cut itself in the forest xcotl, to which they cleared the crust to him and they put flowers to him to adorn it. In the celebration all participated, and offerings to the tree became during twenty days. In the tenth month of the calendar the Ueymicailhuitl or celebration of great deads was celebrated.

This celebration was carried out around the 5 of August, when they said that xcotl fell. In this celebration processions were realised that concluded with rounds around the tree. One got used to realising sacrifices of people and great meals became. Later, they put a figure of bledo in the end of the tree and danced, dressed in precious pens and bells. When finalizing the celebration, the young people raised the tree in order to clear the figure, xcotl was demolished and finished the celebration. In this celebration, people were used to placing altars with offerings to remember her deads, which is the antecedent of the present dead altar. Very important in addition, to indicate as Wikipedia comments., that From before the arrival of the Spaniards, before the catholic religion was imposed in Mesoamrica, many of the Hispanic cultures had the belief of a life after the death. For example, according to Luis Branches, in his book Hispanic Classic Cultures in the Mayan culture, when a person died, its soul went to " inframundo" (well-known by them like Xibalb).

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