Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday of celebration and remembrance. Once a year families clean and decorate their ancestors’ graves, where they have a picnic sharing the deceased loved ones’ favorite foods and drinks as they retell stories from their lives.
Originating with the Aztecs, Día de los Muertos has been observed for over 3,000 years. Families also create home alters called ‘ofrendas‘ and decorate them with calaveras (candy or clay skulls), marigolds, and pictures and favorite foods/beverages of their deceased family members.
Día de los Muertos is a day to remember and celebrate our loved ones who have passed on by enjoying their favorite food and beverages and telling stories of their lives.
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In the weeks prior to Sunday, October 31, everyone is encouraged to submit a picture of a beloved member of their family who has made their transition, along with personal information about their favorite foods and what made them special to you. A slide show of the family members will be shown as part of the service on Sunday October 31.