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Crystal FloresIntro to SpeechCommuni(SPCH-1311-61807)Pop Culture ReportMexican TraditionsIn Mexico there are many different types of Mexican Celebrations. They can range fromReligious Holidays to just a Mexican Holiday. Many Mexican families here in the United Statesstill Celebrate as they would in Mexico. I will be listing and providing details about a very wellknow religious holiday called a Posasda and a famous Mexican Holiday known as Dia de losMuertos. Which means Day of the Dead.Dia De Los Muertos is held on November 1stand 2nd. The two-day celebration involvesclose family and friends in which they gather to pray for and to remember loved ones who havedied. There are many different ways to celebrate Dia de los Muertos as in festivities, food, andcelebrations.Features of the Modern FiestaDía de los Muertos is a special occasion for communion between the living andthe dead. The rituals, food, and objects, as well as particular practices ofremembering the dead, vary throughout Mexico. During late October, the marketsof the villages and towns are filled with special handmade items for the fiesta. Infact, some of the most interestingcosas de muertos(things of the dead) aredesigned to be eaten by the living. Bread in the shape of human bones, sugar-candy skulls, and cardboard coffins poke fun at death. Pulling on a string at theend of a cardboard coffin will open the top and pull up a skull-shapedmuerto(dead one) to a sitting position. People from all walks of life areportrayed ascalaveras(bones or skeletons.) The professor and the pilot areconstructed of papier-mâché in the form of skeletons.Significance of the FiestaThe rituals honoring and remembering the dead not only connect members of thecommunity, they also reinforce the belief that death is a transitional phase in

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