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On the day of the dead what happens to the food at graveside?

by Guest4079  |  8 years, 4 month(s) ago

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I went to graveyard with a friend and people were leaving food behind for the spirits at graveside. Anyone here knows what happens to the food at graveside on day of the dead.

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  1. Guest4958

    Basically, the Day of the Dead is an official holiday of the Catholic Calendar and is usually the Mexican holiday celebrating the spirit of your deceased loved ones. The observances associated with the Day of the Dead take place over a series of days commencing on October 28th and continuing until November 2nd. Each day is set aside for the remembrance of a separate category of departed loved ones. For example, on November 1st, Mexicans remember infants and children; on the second, adults. There's even a day specially set aside for those killed in car accidents. Besides the observances, there are many customs are associated with The Day of the Dead celebration. In the home an altar is made with an offering of food upon it. It is believed that the dead partake of the food in spirit and the living ones eat it later. Food is considered indispensable for the celebration. The foods offered in the memorial are different according to the wishes and social status of the deceased. Typical foods include: bread, fruits vegetables, and sweets. It is said to be a faith that spirits tend to eat up the food at the graveside. However, it is placed there for some time and then someone picks it up to keep the faith alive.

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