Today is November 1 which in Mexico and Mexican communities within the United States is celebrated as All Saints Day. I wanted to provide just a small bit of information on what it means for our readers.
Quoted from Wikipedia:
The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to the indigenous peoples such as the Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Mexica, Maya, P’urhépecha, and Totonac.
Typically All Saints Day is focused on children and infants and you will find decorations on the graves to include toys and stuffed animals. While within the home an altar/shrine is built in honor of the deceased individual. Traditional symvlas associated with the Days of the Dead are skulls(“calaveras”), marigolds, and bread of the dead (“pan de muerto“).
Now from a religious perspective All Saints Day is defined on Wikipedia as:
All Saints is also a Christian formula invoking all the faithful saints and martyrs, known or unknown. In terms of Catholic theology, the feast remembers all those who have attained the beatific vision in heaven, while the next day, All Souls’ Day, commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven.
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