El Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead
El Día de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a a joyous tradition from pre-hispanic times that has
become a beautiful day of commemoration and remembrance of deceased loved ones. Celebrated
mostly in Mexico and parts of South and Central America, Day of the Dead has also become
increasingly popular in many communities around the world.
It is a special day set aside to assure that people are not forgotten and still remain present in our lives.
It is a day to pause our grief and mourning and celebrate the departed with activities they enjoyed,
food, drink, dancing, dressing up, and singing. Through these ways we continue and embrace our
relationships with the ones we love and miss.
Do you celebrate Día de Muertos? If so share in the comments the ways you commemorate your loved ones.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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