People Went All Out For El Día de los Muertos and We Are Here For It

El Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated November 1 and 2. Families and friends gather to remember the dead. The celebrations include creation of ofrendas to remember the dead, traditional dishes for the Day of the Dead , and face painted calaveras. Here are some of our favorite Dia de los Muertos looks and altars on Instagram.

This “Coco” inspired look is FIRE @jesspleaseee

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🎶 Recuérdame 🎶💕 Sorpresa! There’s one last look up my sleeve after all 😏🇲🇽 The movie COCO holds such a special place in my heart. As a Rivera myself, I knew I just HAD to honor the Matriarch of this family 😌💜 I wanted to save the best for last and although it might not be Halloween anymore, I felt this look was better suited for today on Día de los Muertos instead 🌹 As an FYI…I’m OBSESSED with this dress! I bought it at @adelitasapparel and it’s freaking BEAUTIFUL. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for Imelda 💜 I can’t wait to wear it out in the real world! . . . #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #disney #coco #pixar #cocomovie #mamaimelda #adelitasapparel

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Check out this staircase altar by @salma_cortez

How adorable are these siblings! @thecruzfeels

This family dressed up in traditional clothes to celebrate el Día de Los Muertos @angela_bernabe

@Nansea.m did an altar in honor and remembrance of her dad

This La Catrina inspired look is just WOW @asthetic_ariel 

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Un Poco Loco 🌹💀✨ . . Inspired by @iluvsarahii and @lilylove213 ❤️✨✨ . . FACE: @shadowmooncosmetics pigment in SHADOW @kaima_cosmetics Diamond Glitter Eyeshadow in HALO @makeupforever #flashpalette #makeupforever @beautybaycom @nikkietutorials #nikkietutorialsxbeautybay palette @tatibeauty #texturedneutrals @getstonned gems @true_beauty_lashes in “All Things Fierce” @elfcosmetics liquid matte lipstick in Praline @ofracosmetics highlighter in Rodeo Drive #ofracosmetics #ofrabeauties @morphebrushes #morphebrushes #morphebabe @smashboxcosmetics #smashboxcosmetics . . #catrina #catrinamakeup #catrinas #mexico #mexico🇲🇽 #love_mexico #diadelosmuertos #diademuertos #vive_mexico #latinamas #maquillaje #maquillajeprofesional @nyxcosmetics @fiercebymitu @latinas_glam

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@itstonii_ shared her Calavera altar

This vibrant look on @sindymua is amazing!

This dog guarding the altar is just what we needed  @xochitl_with_an_x

The makeup look is just too good @thedapperdaniel

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Every Día de Los Muertos, I take time to reflect and honor those who have passed in my personal life; this year was my sweet little dog Delilah who passed in February. I started thinking also about those who have helped to shape our world, like Ruth Bader Ginsberg and John Lewis. Those who have died at the hands of a system that claims to protect us, like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. And lately, my deepest thoughts have been about my ancestors: generations and generations of people who have been persecuted for being who they are. My indigenous ancestors from the Chichimeca tribe in Mexico who were murdered by colonizers, my Mexican-American ancestors who have been discriminated against by people in this country, my female ancestors who have endured abuse from men for far too long, my queer ancestors who have been hated for being who they are and were killed by a disease that was left to wipe out an entire generation. It breaks my heart to think about all the pain and suffering that my ancestors have endured, and then I think about how in many ways, this hate is very much what we still are fighting today. But then, I remind myself that I’m here today. Through all of that, my ancestors have persevered so that I and my siblings from all marginalized communities can bring justice in their honor. I’m reminded why I need to continue fighting, I’m reminded why I need to continue taking up space and shutting out my imposter syndrome that tries to eat at me every single minute of the day. We have so much more that we need to do, but I hope that somewhere in the Universe, my ancestors see that we’re trying so hard and will one day bring them the peace and joy they deserve 🧡

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@myfamilywanders representing the culture

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“Tápame con tu rebozo Llorona porque Me muero de frío.” #diadelosmuertos 🧡 History: Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.

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The Vatican Promises To Get To The Bottom Of The Pope’s Instagram ‘Like’ Of A Lingerie Model

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The Vatican Promises To Get To The Bottom Of The Pope’s Instagram ‘Like’ Of A Lingerie Model

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This might not be one that they’ll be able to simply blame on the intern. It turns out that last week, the Pope’s official Instagram account ended up giving a ‘like’ to a scantily clad Brazilian lingerie model.

Instead of letting the story die off as these types of stories usually do, the Vatican has made a mountain out of a molehill and keeps pushing the ‘scandal’ further into the spotlight.

The Vatican now now started an investiagation into the matter, vowing to get to the bottom of the ‘papal like.’ They’re also allegedly working with Instagram to find out how such an incident could happen – because according to the Vatican it definitely wasn’t the work of anyone inside the Holy See.

The Vatican vows to investigate how the Pope’s Instagram account ended up ‘liking’ a lingerie models photos.

THe Vatican announced this week that they’re launching in actual investigation into the the curious case of Pope Francis’ official Instagram account giving a ‘like’ to a photo of a Brazilian model in a schoolgirl’s uniform.

A spokesperson for the Vatican, who denied that the ‘like’ came from within the Vatican, told NBC News on Friday that it was seeking answers from the popular social media app.

“We are studying what happened with the help of the competent office at Instagram,” said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican Press office.

Vatican officials admit that a team of communications specialists run the pope’s social media accounts, but the Vatican denies that the ‘like’ came from one of it’s own. Their theory is that the ‘like’ is the doings of an outside source.

It all started when it appear Pope Francis’ Instagram account like a photo of a lingerie model in a school girl’s uniform.

Pope Francis is one of the world’s most popular world-leaders across social media. He has more than 7.4 million followers on Instagram and 18.8 million on Twitter. However, he follows exactly zero accounts in return. But the Vatican insists he isn’t handling his own social media accounts.

Nevertheless, a photo posted by Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto to her Instagram on October 6, received a ‘holy like’ from Pope Francis’ Instagram. And it wasn’t just any photo. In the photo, the lingerie model is wearing a revealing school girl-inspired outfit and high white stockings with suspenders.

It was unclear when the pope’s official account gave the model his blessing, but the “like” was visible on Nov. 13 before being unliked the following day, the Catholic News Agency reported.

However, it’s worth noting that the pope rarely administers his own social media accounts. “The pope is not like Donald Trump, he’s not sitting around using his phone or computer to tweet all day long,” said Robert Mickens, the Rome-based editor of the English-language edition of the Catholic daily newspaper La Croix.

“He does, for example, approve the tweets – but not the likes – and on very rare occasions he has said he would like to tweet something because of a developing situation or emergency. So he would have nothing to do with this – it’s the communications department, and how this happens … who knows.”

Meanwhile, the model who received the papal like, joked “At least I’m going to heaven.”

Natalia Garibotto, the model in question, has 2.4 million followers on Instagram and took the papal endorsement with pride. She even joked on Twitter that “At least I’m going to heaven.”

According to Garibotto’s website, subscribers have “exclusive” access to “sexy content, follow back on socials… signed Polaroid’s” and the opportunity to speak to her directly.

Garibotto – who is also a streamer on the gaming website Twitch – told one Instagram follower she was “excited” about the “like” as she is religious. Meanwhile, her management company, COY Co., has also been playing up the controversy, wasting no time in seizing the opportunity to promote the model on social media.

“COY Co. has received the POPE’S OFFICIAL BLESSING,” the company said on Instagram last week.

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President Trump Declares Día de Muertos a ‘National Remembrance Day’ For Americans ‘Killed By Illegal Aliens’

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President Trump Declares Día de Muertos a ‘National Remembrance Day’ For Americans ‘Killed By Illegal Aliens’

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On October 30th, President Donald Trump released a memo declaring November 1st a “National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed By Illegal Aliens”.

Almost immediately, Latinos recognized that Trump’s “day of remembrance” directly coincided with another significant day of remembrance–Dia de Muertos.

The proclamation stated that the purpose of the rememberance day was to honor the lives of Americans who were “so egregiously taken from us by criminal illegal aliens.” It continued: “As sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, and as American citizens, these precious lives are an irreplaceable piece of our national community.”

Trump concluded the statement by saying that we “recommit to ensuring that those responsible for these tragedies face justice, while taking every action to prevent these horrific acts from occurring in our Nation.”

Naturally, many Americans saw this as a direct slap in the face to Latinos who celebrate Dia de Muertos on the same day.

It is no secret that Trump has openly derided Mexican immigrants on multiple occasions, calling them “drug dealers”, “criminals”, “rapists”, and “bad hombres”.

Throughout his term, he has sought to limit all forms of immigration from the Southern border–even asylum seekers. His reasoning is that immigrants from Mexico are violent and dangerous, but statistics paint a different story. Studies have shown that crime rates are actually lower among immigrants than they are among native-born Americans.

This type of cultural insensitivity reminds is reminiscent of Trump’s Oklahoma campaign rally over the summer. As a refresher, Trump held the rally in Tulsa on June 11th–also known as Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of Black Americans from slavery. The fact that the rally was held in Tulsa also added insult to injury. Tulsa is the infamous site of the Tulsa Race Massacre, where jealous white Americans slaughtered residents of Oklahoma’s “Black Wall Street” en masse. Either Trump didn’t do his homework, or he was blatantly inflaming historical racial wounds. Either way, the decision was thoughtless.

Of course, many people on Twitter were shocked and appalled by Trump’s ‘National Remembrance Day’ proclamation.

This proclamation reeks of blatant race-baiting and overall disrespect for this deeply sentimental Latin American tradition.

This Latina doesn’t seem to be convinced that the date Trump chose for this “Remembrance Day” was coincidental.

The anti-Latino sentiment coming from Trump is undeniable this time.

This Twitter user couldn’t help but point out the hypocrisy of calling certain immigrants “illegal” when the OG illegal immigrants were white colonizers.

Where is the remembrance day for the millions of Indigenous people killed by European colonizers? Or the millions of Africans who were stolen from their ancestral homes and forced into slavery?

This Twitter user pointed out the statistical disparity between Americans killed by “illegal aliens” and those killed by COVID-19.

We wish Donald Trump would’ve used this same energy when it came to containing and controlling the spread of the coronavirus across the United States at the beginning of this year.

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