Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dia de los Muertos

We took advantage of a city stroll to pass by Harbourfront centre in Toronto which hosted a festival dedicated to the Mexican tradition of the "Dia de los Muertos". Quoting Wikipedia, Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.
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