Traditional beliefs on dating in mexico
The Days of the Dead are celebrated in many Latin American countries but nowhere to the extent they are in Mexico.The traditions surrounding the Mexican Day of the Dead, its history throughout the past thousands of years, and its meaning for us today are complex and worthy of many hours of study and discussion.Women who died during childbirth were considered semi-divine.
At the time of the Conquest, the Indians of Central Mexico were used to incorporating a pantheon of gods and accepting deities of conquered tribes. The Indians also practiced rites similar to baptism, confession, and communion.When children in the United States are shouting “trick or treat” and trying to terrify each other, Mexican children are probably at home helping with the many preparations for the day.It is also possible that today in urban areas, due to cultural influences from the United States, Mexican children may also be running through the streets with their plastic pumpkin or squash carved like a skull asking (Won’t you give me something for Halloween? The United States tradition of All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, came from an ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival of fire, known as Samhain.In Nahautl, the indigenous language of the peoples of the valley of Mexico, there is much poetic speculation concerning the afterlife.From an ancient poet, we learn: Let us consider things as only lent to us, oh, friends; Only in passing are we here on earth; Tomorrow or the day after, As your heart desires, oh, Giver of Life, We shall go, my friends, to His home.