October 5, 2007

Mexico and Día de los Difuntos or Día de los Muertos

Hard to believe October is here already. With fall official started, folks are decorating for Halloween. However, there are lots of people in the US planning their Day of the Dead celebrations.
Though the subject matter may be considered morbid from the perspective of some other cultures, celebrants typically approach the Day of the Dead joyfully, and though it occurs at the same time as Halloween, All Saints' Day and All Souls Day, the traditional mood is much brighter with emphasis on celebrating and honoring the lives of the deceased, and celebrating the continuation of life; the belief is not that death is the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life.

1 comment:

  1. You have to love a skullcentric holiday.

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