Good morning from Rio de Janeiro, friends! How are you guys doing?
Today, in Brazil, we celebrate the Day of the Dead, officially know as Dia de Finados. How does Brazil celebrate Day of Dead? In today’s Dica, we are going to find out.
All around the world people celebrate this date in a different way. Some countries, like Mexico, for example, make the famous Festa dos Mortos, which last three days. In Indonesia, a ritual known as Ma’nene is done, which consists of dressing up the dead with different clothes. In Haiti, it is really common to go near a cemetery at night and hit the drums, waiting to wake up the God of the dead.
What to do on the Day of the Dead in Brazil
The Day of the Dead in Brazil is a day of contemplation, remembering those who have left and also valuing life. Here, it is common to go to the cemetery and visit the tomb of one’s loved ones to leave them flowers and pray for them. Also it is very common to go to church and attend mass, in spirit for the people whom have passed away.
There are Brazilians who prefer being with their friends and families. Seeing as the 2nd of November is a holiday, Brazilians use the day to do a churrasco and kick back at the house of a friend or of a relative. And let’s face it, there’s nothing better than being among loved ones, right?
For Brazilians, there is a word that deeply expresses the feeling, or longing, one may have over someone they’ve lost. This word is Saudade. Do you know what it means? Click on the word and come learn with us!
And in your country, how is the Day of the Dead celebrated?
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Till the next Tip of the Day people!
Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Finados in Brazil
Holidays in Brazil
Festa Junina in Brazil
Corpus Christi in Brasil
Our Lady of Aparecida day in Brazil
Saint Sebastian’s Day in Rio de Janeiro