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    Particular customs of your area.

    With Halloween and Thanksgiving being on a lot of people's minds right now I started
    to wonder if anyone's country or region has any particular customs/holidays/celebrations.

    So that's my question to all of you.

    Don't list them, give us information and an in-depth view (pictures could come in handy).


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    Try to avoid the customs/holidays everyone already knows.

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    Re: Particular customs of your area.

    Every knows of Kwanzaa but very few families celebrate it really. My family and several other families in my area celebrate Kwanzaa every year.
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    Re: Particular customs of your area.

    I'm not Mexican (Wob,where are you?) but i always though that 'Dia de los Muertos' (Day of the Dead) was a very interesting holiday celebrated by the spanish residents of The Greater Los Angeles region. There is always a groovy and spooktacular parade that is thrown when the event rolls around. Here's a more thorough description and an image.

    Marking a time for celebration, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) remembers and honors the departed with elaborate daylong ceremonies. Dating back some three millennia, the tradition stems from ancient Aztec rites honoring Mictecacihuatl, goddess of the dead. Those customs were then melded in colonial times to coincide with the Catholic observance of All Souls Day. As for the event,central to the Olvera Street festival is an assembly of "ofrendas," offerings on colorful altars. Along with marigolds (Mictecacihuatl's favorite flower), the dead are presented with tamales, moles and "pan de muertos," bread decorated with little dough crossbones. Symbolizing the spirit of the dead, skeletons also make a big presence during the holiday, with paper cutouts hanging on storefronts and candy shaped into skulls. Visiting mortals can enjoy music, dancing and storytelling; after dark, a costumed, candlelit procession wraps up festivities. Workshops throughout the week let children get involved.

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    Re: Particular customs of your area.

    Yea in Puerto Rico the celebrate Dia De Los Muertos too. Everyone wears different colors depending on which town they come from. But that always causes gang fights and other stuff.

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    Re: Particular customs of your area.

    I must say narrator, I never knew they celebrated that in other places rather than Mexico. It starts today and ends tomorrow if I'm not mistaken.
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    Re: Particular customs of your area.

    Good response, Dia de los muertos is definately an interesting holiday.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_dead
    This is the Wikipedia article about it.

    Let's hear some more people!

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    Re: Particular customs of your area.

    Yeah Kasai, the heart of the parade and festivities are normally in East L.A., i try and make a cameo as often as i can.

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    Re: Particular customs of your area.

    here in the philippines the cementeries are crowded during hallooween really crowded

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