Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Fun with a Little History Too!

As many of us Americans are gearing up for the spookiest holiday and by one of my personal favorites, there is yet another holiday gearing up in the country just south of sunny California. Dia De Muertos is one filled with honor, tradition and love for community not to mention paying tribute to family members that have passed on.  

LA Events:A great listing of events for little ones can be found on Redtricycle’s Blog page.|%20Donut%20Friend%20is%20Your%20New%20BFF%20|%20Only%20on%20Wednesday%20Activities We would like to wish our VIP Families and household staff a safe and Happy Halloween season filled with tricks, treats and lots of scary costumes.
(History of the Day of dead provided by Wikipedia)Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, the celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the Christian tritium of Hallowmas: All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
 Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl

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