The Vigil of the Little Angels” in P’urhepecha and Spanish – Special Edition

Vigil of the Little Angels book coverThis special edition of “The Vigil of the Little Angels” in P’urhepecha and Spanish was sponsored by the Secretary of Tourism of Michoacán. The tradition of Day of the Dead in Mexico has been declared a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.

“The Vigil of the Little Angels” narrates how children celebrate the ancestral tradition of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) on the island of Janitzio located in the state of Michoacán, México. It describes a celebration on the morning of November 1st. In an atmosphere of silent devotion, mother and siblings gather to remember, with love and tenderness, the little children who have passed away. During the ritual, loved ones present the “little angels” with their favorite toys, food, drinks, and snacks.

“This is without a doubt one of the richest assets of Mexico’s culture, full of history and tradition, deeply rooted in the idiosyncrasies of its people,” said Mary Andrade.

This book includes a poem by Spanish poet Julie Sopetran.

The Vigil of the Little Angels” in P’urhepecha and SpanishUarhiri sapírhatiecheri jukámbekua

La Velación de los Angelitos

ISBN 0-9665876-8-5
Copyright 2005

Softcover
Price $9.99
Includes tax and shipping.

Hardcover
Price $19.99
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