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How to make an altar for the dead

It is tradition in Mexico to mount an Altar of the Dead during the month of October so that our deceased come to visit us on November 2, follow this step by step and learn what are the elements that you must integrate in your Altar of the Dead. The altar can have several floors, traditionally they are 2, that represent the sky and the earth. Each of these steps are covered with black cloth.

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How to make an altar for the dead
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An altar must have the following elements:
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Photo of the deceased to whom the altar is dedicated, so that his soul can return the Day of the Dead.
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Salt, which helps purify the spirit.
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Bread, which serves as food for the other souls who return during this day.
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The deceased's favorite food and fruit, so he can enjoy it.
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Chopped paper, which brings joy to the festival and represents the wind.
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Velators, serve as a guide for this world, can be purple and white, representing mourning and purity respectively.
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Flowers of cempasúchil, since by its smell it guides to the spirits in this world.
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The deceased's favorite alcoholic beverage or cigars, if he smoked.
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Incense, a pre-Hispanic element that purifies the environment and energies.
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At the bottom or the first step, images of the saint to whom the deceased was devoted are placed.
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Rebe Delao
03/11/2014 00:59:49
especial perfecto
Rocío Delgado Morelos
29/10/2014 12:16:40
Muy hermoso Tambien se adorna con las flores preferidas de difunto(a ), no solo de cempazuchitl
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