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Mexican Day of the Dead at Peasant’s Museum

The Romanian Peasant’s Museum (MTR), in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy in Romania, will host, between October 26 and November 5, 2010, the “Day of the Dead” exhibition, according to a release remitted to Nine O’Clock. The exhibition will be held in the Irina Nicolau Hall.

Every year, at the beginning of November, Mexicans prepare for one of their most important holidays: the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), a feast on which families commemorate their dead.

The values of pre-Hispanic cultures endured to this day, filtered through the lens of Christian dogma: on this day, Mexicans build, in their homes, altars decorated with yellow blossoms – flor de cien petalos -, which evoke Omeyocan, the Sun Paradise, the abode of Huitzilopochtli, a war god. The omnipresent Catrinas, paper or wooden skeletons, are reminiscences of the goddess Mictecacihuatl, the “Lady of the Dead”, who reigned over Mictlan – a place of darkness from which there was no redemption.

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