Dia de los MuertosFriday, October 20, 2017
Did you know Dia de los Muertos is on
Did you know Dia de los Muertos is on October 31st from November 2nd this year? This celebration is also known as the Day of the Dead, and Kachina wants to celebrate with you! Starting at 11am on October 31st, we will have sugar skull cookie decorating, a traditional altar presentation and food and beverage specials!
Interested to learn more about Dia de los Muertos? Here ‘s a little more information from mexicansugarskull.com:
Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.
In most Indian villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil & bright red cock’s combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day-of-the-Dead breads called pan demuerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits. Toys and candies are left for the angelitos, and on Nov. 2, cigarettes and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Little folk art skeletons and sugar skulls, purchased at open-air markets, provide the final touches.
Kachina is very excited to celebrate and we hope to see you soon for our very own celebration!
Read more here: https://www.mexicansugarskull.com/support/dodhistory.html