Join us to celebrate this Halloween and honor “Dia De Los Muertos”…
October 31st – November 2nd, 2013
A celebration to remember those who are never to be forgotten
MERCADITO MIDTOWN – 3252 NE 1ST AVE. MIAMI FL. 33137
DINNER RESERVATIONS – 786.369.0430
sopa de calabaza – $8
butternut squash soup, huitlacoche croutons, pumpkin, chile ancho
pan de muerto – $7
house-made sweet bread, mezcal whipped cream, hot chocolate
tamal de puerco – $9
banana leaf wrapped tamal, braised pork, pumpkin seed mole
kiss of dead – $11
tequila blanco, pomegranate, mexican spice, lemon juice
HISTORY OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world: In Brazil Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.