Monday, November 2, 2009

Dead Man's Party: Feliz Dia de los Muertos

Hola! I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend.

Today is one of my favorite foreign holidays, although it is gaining popularity in the United States. It is the Day of the Dead.

When it comes to honoring and remembering our lost loved ones, I think the Mexicans have the right idea. When I go, I hope those who cared about me in life will still invite me to a party every now and again.

There is an excellent and very thorough article by Cynthia D. Bertelsen on the Day of the Dead. It appears in the book Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl, and is available through the library in the database Daily Life Online. I highly recommend it.


Jamie said...

I've always wanted to celebrate the Day of the Dead. it always looked fun, beautiful and not so macabre as folks make it out to be.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a very positive thing. I want to make an altar some year. A friend of mine made a miniature desktop altar out of an Altoids tin and teeny tiny pictures of her loved ones.