Day of the Dead

Today is Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. It is about honoring and remembering those who have passed on. Many cultures believe the spirits of the deceased come back today; therefore, feasts and festivities are planned at the graves of these loved ones. Making their favorite foods and even sleeping somewhere else so these loved ones can have comfort in your own bed is something I’ve read about being done as well. In our case, our family plans to visit our loved ones’ cemeteries and make small altars of pictures of them complete with calacas while we eat pan de muerto and tell stories about that individual. For me, I appreciate the time that is taken to honor these souls but always know these spirits are here every day, not just today and not necessarily at the cemetery lol. Still, it is a nice way to celebrate them. Whatever your beliefs are, spend some time today in remembrance of those loved ones who have passed. They will certainly be pleased.

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~ by Lights of Clarity on November 2, 2013.

2 Responses to “Day of the Dead”

  1. Do you ever walk past a grave and think, I wonder if that was me in another life? 🙂

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