Monday, November 2, 2009
Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead)
Happy Dia De Los Muertos! For those of you not familiar with the celebration, Dia De Los Muertos (also known as Day of the Dead and All Souls Day),is a holiday celebrated in Mexico which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st, and November 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
I've always wanted to visit Mexico and participate in the festivities. To read more about Dia De Los Muertos, check out the Wikipedia page.