Tuesday, September 7, 2010

American Girl Josefina Montoya Celebrates Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. As a New Mexican girl growing up in 1824, Josefina would honor her mother's memory by celebrating El Día de los Muertos.

Due to occurring shortly after Halloween, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, although the two actually have little in common. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration, where partying is common.

The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2).  In most regions of Mexico, November 1 honors children and infants, whereas deceased adults are honored on November 2. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1 mainly as Día de los Inocentes ("Day of the Innocents") but also as Día de los Angelitos ("Day of the Little Angels") and November 2 as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos ("Day of the Dead").

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

I have created a costume for Josefina Montoya for this celebration

CSBSEWS American Girl Doll Clothes - Josefina's Costume

Visit the Store (CSBSEWS Doll Clothes) for more pictures and information about Josefina's costume.   Thanks for stopping by.  (Update:  This item sold, but check for newer items).

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    The dolls are very nice and cute is a holiday celebrated in mexico and by Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. in sweet costumes. This is so nice pictures of doll with cute little girl. Thanks a lot....

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