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Dia De Los Muertos and You



dear people of tumblr, i just want to let you know that this is not okay:


it really irks me when i see people who are outside of my culture/race/heritage/etc use day of the dead makeup and such as halloween costumes. i don’t attempt to speak for everyone, but i know i’m not alone in this.

dia del los muertos is not yours to borrow when it becomes convenient.

what it is: two day long celebration (november first and second) of life and death. it’s not a “trendy” or “creepy” holiday, it’s a serious time of the year in which we come together with our families and respect our dead. we visit graves, we make alters, we make offerings, we make delicious bread and sugar skulls, we respect our loved ones through our actions of affection.

what it is not: halloween.

when you paint your face in this way it is offensive.

there are many reasons why face paint is used during dia de los muertos, and making a fashion statement is absolutely not one of them. it is believed that people paint their faces in lieu of carrying their loved one’s skull to honor (and sometimes even to summon) them. there are also traditions of becoming a live skeleton as a means to mourn the dead while recognizing that you too shall die. 

when you paint your face like a sugar skull to look cute and cultured, you are mocking my mexican traditions.

going through the dia de los muertos tag i see so many folks painted up like it’s the hip thing to do, and it’s not, not at all. i get that you are inspired~ by it, but you are actually doing a disservice to an entire group of people when you make yourself up like that.

so anyway, i just wanted to let you guys know.

also, other latin@ cultures who celebrate day of the dead *don’t all paint their face*.

culturally while we have sugar skulls, brazilians and other portuguese colonies use it in cooking. mirrors are covered and some people fast and break their fast with meals that include breads and cookies made to look like skulls. since many were poor and could not afford land plots for burial, the “trunk of bones” was taken out and relatives bones were displayed to mourners and offering sweets and beer.


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HIGHLIGHTS - DallasCon 2014 J2 Breakfast


  • The Mockumentary was situationally scripted but all ad libbed & MUCH LONGER
  • Jensen still feels pressure about tweeting, he consults Jared or someone before each tweet
  • It was Jared’s idea to follow up the #LonelyJensen tweet
  • J2 Confirm they are raising their families in Austin
  • Aside from Jared, Jensen has a lot of friends in Austin and wants to have a support system to raise his family
  • Jensen got a pic the other day of Tom and JJ riding around in their double stroller.
  • Jared then I got a text from Jensen like omg these are our kids and I’m like don’t go all cheesy on me
  • Jared would like Jensen to play comedy
  • Jensen did hot yoga once and had to leave to puke
  • Thomas Padalecki dreams of horses…
  • J2 said: They are each other’s constant. 



Writing Research - The Middle Ages


Middle Ages (or Medieval period), lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: Antiquity, Medieval period, and Modern period. The Medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, the High, and the Late Middle Ages. [1] [2]


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