Remembering Those We Have Lost

Nov 11, 2021 | Access News, Articles & Information

The Day of the Dead is often celebrated at the beginning of November and serves as an opportunity to honor our departed loved ones.  Through altar-making and adding a variety of offerings (or ofrendas) to this display, this tradition makes time and space for acknowledging our loss and celebrating the life of those whose lives have enriched our own.

Usually, an altar consists of pictures, candles, flowers, and food, but can be as unique as you would like.  Remembering our loved ones together, can help us heal together.  The experience can be a way to share our loved one with others and to be united with others in accepting our own mortality and acknowledging the fragility of life.  

Take a moment to read this article by Maria Anderson on Five Facts About the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) from Smithsonian Stories which gives a brief overview about how many Latin-American countries use this day to remember those they have loved and made an impact on their lives.

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