One of the most important and iconic celebrations of Mexico and Limón y Sal is Dia de los Muertos. Celebration in which Mexicans devotes an entire day to remember those who have passed. If anything distinguishes Mexicans from many other countries, is the great cultural diversity. Dia De Los Muertos is an event that internationally transcends. Thanks to all the paraphernalia that goes around of this ancient festival of day of the dead. Here at Limón y sal, we bring the celebration from Mexico right to you.
Dia De Los Muertos History
Mictecacíhuatl (Lady Death) Queen of Mictlan and her duty is to watch the bones of the dead. She is the wife of Mictlantecuhtli (Lord of the Dead) and together they are responsible for governing in the underworld. Leading the celebration that would lately become the Dia De Los Muertos as we know it nowadays. This celebration was held in the ninth month of the Mexican solar calendar in early August.
The start of celebrations date back more than 3000 years and involved nationwide civilizations like the Mayas, Aztecs, Totonacas and Purepecha. Among the most characteristic details of this event are the world–renowned altars dedicated to the dead consisting of an offering to all those loved ones who eventually left their last breath in this world. These altars are decorated with the “bread of the dead” (pan de muerto), the traditional marigold flowers, sugar skulls, the food and drink that the person most liked in this life, clothing, candles and a photo of the deceased who is remembered. Besides this, the imaginative nature of this cultures ends up with true art works by adding various elements that brings the altars to life.
Celebrating the Day of the Dead
Although going down to Mexico to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos is something everyone should experience, at Limón y Sal we bring the essence of the celebration to you. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, drinks and celebrations with us on the corner of Chestnut and Main St. in Downtown Ventura. Everyone will be dressed up in the traditional costumes. Come in and enjoy food, drinks, and exciting fun all in the day of the dead fashion.
Visit Limón y Sal online or stop by in Downtown Ventura for some food and drinks to find out more about our celebrations this year. Our educated staff are prepared to answer any questions you may have.