Student`s NameProfessor Course Date The Day of the Dead Introduction Day of the dead represents one of the many significant days in the calendar of the Mexican people and a national holiday. This occasion is celebrated throughout the country between the months of 31st October as well as 2nd November the departed kids popularly known as Los angelitos are mostly remembered on 1st of November while the focus shift to 2nd November when departed adults are also remembered (Brandes 200). During this occasion the Mexican citizens remember as well as honor their loved ones who died. It is not a day of mourning or being gloomy but it is festive as well as colorful occasion whereby people celebrate the lives of their loved ones who died. The event is free from somber as well as macabre moods since it is a day of festivities and celebrations. Mexican citizens visit which people do not spend the night in cemeteries (Aijmer 60). Also during Qingming festival people place willow branches in front doors as well as on gates to drives away evil spirits unlike in the Day of the Dead where there is no such activity. Also there is flying kites during Qingming festival unlike in the Day of the Dead. Conclusion The two occasions represent the cultural diversity that exists among humanity throughout the world. Therefore it is essential to acknowledge and respect the cultural diversity that exists among different people around the globe. Work Cited Aijmer Göran. "ANCESTORS IN THE SPRING THE QINGMING FESTIVAL IN CENTRAL CHINA." Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (1978): 59-82. Arizpe Lourdes. "Intangible cultural heritage diversity and coherence." Museum International 56.1‐2 (2004): 130-136. Brandes Stanley. "Iconography in Mexico's day of the dead: Origins and meaning." Ethnohistory (1998): 181-218. [...]
For research it is required to internally and externally cite and include at least the following three sources: class lectures, an academic source, and one primary source. Discuss how the Day of the Dead is a part of Mexican cultural heritage and discussing the similarities and differences between Day of the Dead and one other nation’s practices for honoring the dead (preferable QingMing fesitval from China). 4 full pages including traditional Mexican Day of the Dead events (e.g., altars, festivities, personal tokens, as well as origins etc.). ABSOLUTELY 0 PLAGIARISM. keep in mind this is for Freshman Intro to Humanities so nothing too complex, keep fairly simple. Ask if there are any other questions please.