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This is a Day of the Dead web theme set.  The Day of the Dead (Día de los Difuntos or Día de los Muertos) is a uniquely Mexican celebration.  It combines indigenous traditions from time immemorial with the Catholic faith brought to Mexico by conquistadors 500 years ago.   The images of this web set are typical of altar and display images associated with this celebration.   The graphics are intended to show that the rich and fashionable, despite their pretensions to importance, are just as susceptible to death as anyone else.   Traditions of this holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased, decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed.

Above you see a sample of how a web page title could be inserted into the Day of the Dead title graphics created for this set.  The words are actually a separate graphic from the images and it is all placed into a 3 column table.   If you don't have a graphic program capable of creating the title words you need, e-mail me and I will do it for you as time allows.  Below you will find the Day of the Dead graphic divider.   I recommend creating a navigation bar as shown above at the top and or bottom of the page.   I have linked it in a couple of places so you can see how it might look.  The words and links are totally flexible being simple HTML.   There is also a clip art button for e-mail.   Alternative coordinating navigation graphics that could be placed at the bottom of each page if appropriate are also included.  Everything is down loadable via the .zip file you will find farther down on the page.


bullet The ofrenda is a table or area decorated to hold the offerings for the spirits.  Especially in Oaxaca, it is considered a great craft, and there is an ofrenda competition in the cemetery.

bullet Special foods will be prepared and set out on the ofrenda.  Tamales, pumpkin cooked with brown sugar, cane sugar and tejocotes, pan de muerto, chocolate, nuts and fresh fruit, as well as local specialties like mole.  The favorite foods and drink of the honored deceased will be placed out, as well their framed photos.

bullet In most regions of Mexico, November 1st honors deceased children and infants where as deceased adults are honored on November 2nd. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1st as "Día de los Angelitos" (Day of the Little Angels) and November second as "Día de los Difuntos" (Day of the Dead).  It is celebrated in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day which take place on those days.

bullet During the two day holiday, families usually clean and decorate graves; most visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and decorate their graves with ofrendas, or offerings, which often include red-orange marigolds called "cempasúchil" (originally named cempoalxochitl, Nahuatl for "twenty (i.e., many) flowers").  In modern Mexico this name is often replaced with the term "Flor de Muerto" ("Flower of the Dead"). These flowers are thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings.


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Fonts used for sample title and on buttons is called: "Abilene"

To save, you may download the .zip file which includes the Day of the Dead graphics, clip art, instructions and HTML template.  Do not link to the graphics on this page!  Please note that this set is free to use on personal websites only (donations are always appreciated).  Those sites that hope to generate income (business site) there is a one time $10 minimum requested donation payable through Pay Pal.

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Whether it is a commercial or personal web site, a text link to this site MUST appear on all pages you use these designs on.  Below is a suggested format:

Day of the Dead holiday web theme set courtesy of  Use Crystal Cloud Graphics!  Crystal Cloud Graphics.

Religious Holiday 3d Clip Art Graphic Images Religious Holiday Animated 3d Clip Art Graphic Images Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 1
(Islam - Ramadan)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 2
Day of the Dead (Día de los Difuntos or Día de los Muertos)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 3
(Christian - Easter)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 4
(Christian - Christmas)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 5
(Christian - Saint Valentine)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 6
(Christian - Celtic Saint Patrick)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 7
(Christian - Advent)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 8
(Christian - Lent)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 9
(Summer Solstice - Green Man)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 10
(Winter Solstice - Yule)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 11
(Jewish - Rosh Hashanah)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 12
(Jewish - Hannukah)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 13
(Jewish - Purim)
Holiday Coordinated Web Page Set 14
(African - American - Kwanzaa)

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