Today is the day that the spirit world passageway is open. It’s a joyful day, like a family reunion to reconnect with your deceased family and friends. This Mexican Celebration is called Day of The Dead. It’s a 2-day celebration in which the first day, November 1st, is the celebration for the deceased children. The second day, November 2nd, is for the adults.
History Of Day Of The Dead
Day of The Dead derived from Aztec culture as far as 3,000 years ago. Pagans also had a day of celebration on the same days (Nov. 1st & 2nd) in ancient Europe. Even though it might sound similar to Halloween they have no relation. It is a day to celebrate those that have passed away. There is a parade held in Mexico and the United States every year. At these parades you will see colorful flowers, skeletons, and lots of high energy. The skeletons symbolize the reminder that death is just a part of life.
The spirit world and real world are connected during these days. This means that the deceased are present at the festivities. People give offerings at candle-lit alters in their homes or at their grave-sites. Offerings could be their favorite foods, & or most important items. This is a day to celebrate the loved ones that you lost in a positive way. I believe that these festivities make the grieving process easier for those who celebrate.
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