Each autumn and on the 1 st of November, Mexicans celebrate what is called "the Day of the Dead". Mexicans are mixing Christianity with ancient cultural influences such as old Spanish culture . They believe that on that day, dead people return to be with their families. Celebrations start at homes and then spread into public places and finally end in cemeteries. Mexicans cleans and decorates their graves especially for that day to welcome their dead with food and dances.
On public roads, you may notice marks on some places, where people were killed. Yellow roses is widely used on that day, because they are meant for the dead, as yellow is the color of death in ancient Mexican culture. On that day, every family replace a home-made alter in their home and draw a trail to it from out side the house using a bright color paints ,just to guide the spirits to their places and families, who gather to wait for the return of those spirits. Many crafts are related to this day in Mexico.
Wooden skeletons and skeletons made of candies are designed in different shapes and with different kinds of costumes with floral designs and different names on them. At night of this day, people head to cemeteries for the huge festival and they wait till dawn praying, dancing and eating their favorite foods. Memorials of the dead will continue to the next day. Mexican culture is influenced by several kinds of ancient cultures, such as, Pre-hispanic religion, which believed that death is not the end of life and that dead people may return through their remaining, such as bones.
Different kinds of foods are represented in that video and are made especially for this day . People believe that dead cry for missing every day life specially food. One of the most famous food is, "molepoplano" that is made originally by nuns to honor the vice royal of Mexico once in the past. It is made of mixture of Mexican and European ingredients with a touch of chocolates. molepoprano is the favorite on day of the dead. There are also tacos, cosolli soap, pandoirto (bread of the dead) that is made especially in bakeries with red color of blood.
Penut and special candies made up of ground pumpkin seeds. There is a funny meal made up of a special kind of "insects", this meal is called "chappolinoes" . There are also" pulkai" or the food of the gods and the famous Mexican turkey. There is also the gigantic blue corn crepe or what is called "Mexican truffle. Day of the dead is known as "Day of all saints" or "Halloween" in USA and Europe. People eat pumpkins and frightened shapes of candies.