Today is Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, the rich traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away, with altars (ofrendas), music, food, art, and more. It spans over two days, one day dedicated to the children (All Saints Day) and one for all that have passed (All Souls Day). Dia de los Muertos is not to be mistaken as a “Mexican Halloween”, but rather as cultural celebration of the living and dead. During this time you will see sugar skulls and marigolds all over the place! It’s absolutely stunning!
Have you seen Coco? It revolves around this holiday! To read more about how this tradition got started and how it’s celebrated, check out this article by NatGeo!
I am so lucky to live in San Antonio, TX, where the Hispanic culture is alive and well! This past weekend we celebrated Dia de los Muertos downtown and got a preview of how this holiday is celebrated. Check out these beautiful altars and costumes! Be sure to look at the details, these altars tell stories…
If you are in San Antonio, there will be more celebrations going on tonight (Nov 1) and tomorrow (Nov 2).
All events are FREE and open to the public!
It’s so great that we can celebrate death instead of fear it. It’s even better that we do so with lively colors, happy music, and delicious food! I’m excited to continue celebrating Dia de los Muertos today and tomorrow! Festivities include re-watching Coco! No shame in my game, that movie has me “un poco loco”. Hehe!
Do you celebrate Dia de los Muertos where you’re at? How and who do you celebrate?