Dia de los Muertos

Homemade Skull Cookies For Halloween by OZphotography/ Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos ends today. It’s a 3 day celebration that ends on November 2nd when families decorate the graves of loved ones. Decorations and private alters encourage the departed souls of loved ones to visit. Those not familiar with Day of the Dead might recall seeing decorated sugar skulls, homemade altars to the dead, or people in costumes with elaborately painted faces  resembling  skulls.

Today is a good reminder to take a moment to remember our ancestors. Share a photo, add flowers to a grave, research their lives, or tell a story about that person to a  younger family member.

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