November 2, 2009

Today is Dia de los Muertos...

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday 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 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 LOVE sugar skulls! So beautiful!

PS: My next post will be my 300th!!! Be on the lookout for my giveaway!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh what a cool post. Thanks for sharing! And happy 300!
    Hugs, Lisa


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