Nov 2, 2014

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Sedona, AZ "Dia de los Muertos" celebration 


In lieu of Sunday's Letters I'm honoring family and friends who watch over us from a peaceful place. Today I honor them and celebrate them in a very special way! 
If you do, how do you celebrate Day of the Dead?

Here is a little history for you: 
Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of loved ones who have parted with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.

The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos may be the calacas and calaveras(skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday: in candied sweets, as parade masks, as dolls. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining situations






Happy Sunday!




2 comments:

  1. I love Sedona, I bet it was so awesome to be up there and see all of this. My husband's family celebrates Dia de los Muertos and they make altars for their deceased. It's really beautiful.

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  2. I love Sedona, too! It's just such a charming and peaceful place and the Dia de los Muertos event was just beautiful! That's awesome that your husband's family celebrates with altars and all, one day I actually want to make my own altar! Thanks for stopping by :)

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