The Mexican holiday Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is full of traditions. Friends and family gather to remember and pray for those who have passed.
These traditons include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. True to Latino form it is a time of Celebration, complete with eating and partying.
I want to continue this tradition of taking a day to remember and to celebrate the energy and love which came before me. They are still alive in our world, in our stories and in our laughter.
BTW: The holiday falls on November 2nd, not October 31st like Halloween.