Festivals

Festivals

Day of the Dead, Mexico

Streaming Video - 2014
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Festivals of life nourish us with ancient rituals in a fast-changing world, covering all facets of the human condition, the changing seasons, weddings, coming of age ceremonies, births and deaths, the worship of gods and the battle against evil spirits. This film showcases Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations that unite the living and the dead in feasting, dancing and decoration. In Oaxaca City, local artists create sand tapestries and enter an altar competition. Families gather at the public cemetery to clean the graves of loved ones and make offerings. In Etla, muerteadas, or street parades, last all night as rival bands engage in mock battles. Join a local family for a traditional lunch of chicken and mole, and learn about Aztec and Spanish religious customs that blended to form today's Día de los Muertos festival of remembrance.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Channel Four (Great Britain), [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (47 min., 46 sec.)) : color and sound
Alternative Title: Day of the Dead, Mexico

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How to celebrate your dead!

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