Los Angelitos

Angelitos, Los

October 30
For the Mayan Indians living near Cancún in southeastern Mexico, October 30 was a day devoted to children who had died, the angelitos, or "little angels." It was customary for families to put flowers on their doors and to cook up treats for the angelitos who would visit them that night. Los Angelitos marked the beginning of the period during which all the dead were commemorated. Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, on All Souls' Day, November 2.
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BkHolWrld-1986, Oct 30
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Caption: Dominguez at "Los Angelitos" Orphanage in Tijuana
Para lograrlo, se incorporan los signos del pasado historico del Peru, Machu Picchu, las catedrales coloniales, las calles republicanas; el nino o los ninos en los brazos de la Virgen; los angelitos ninos de la calle; el bordado andino; las danzas de la sierra y de lo costa, la bandera peruana; paisajes andinos; flores.
(1) Mis contribuciones iniciales al analisis de los otros dos elementos pueden encontrarse en las publicaciones "Canibales por Cali van: Andres Caicedo y el gotico tropical" (Gomez, 2007) y "Andres Caicedo y la sexualidad de los angelitos" (Gomez, 2011).

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