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All saints, All souls and Halloween

As you know Halloween is this weekend :  Sunday, Oct 31st.
The country pumpkin’s Haunted Corn Maze is open Friday, Sat. & Sunday at the corner of Hwy 99w and Co. Rd. 9, if you really want to get scared.
But for those of you into other type of  cultural gatherings :
Nov. 1st:  All Saints Day:  Honoring children and Infants, also known as the : Dia de los Inocentes
Nov. 2nd: Day of the dead: Honoring Adults, also known as the :                     Dia de los Muertos
Since it falls around Halloween, people think its connected to Halloween, it’s not, it’s a time of celebration and eating.  In the Mexican culture, it about remembering friends and family who are no longer with us.
Sugar skulls and marigolds are considered gifts.
But if you really interested we have few book on the Day of the Dead :
All saints,all souls and Halloween:  J  394.264C
Day of the Dead: J 394.264G
Its interest that these  festivities are so close but so different, and you can discover even more about it –  at the Library.
Posted by: Margarita


  • Arianna Bañuelos
    Posted October 29, 2010 10:11 am 0Likes

    Day of the Dead and Halloween have similar characteristics, such as a preoccupation with the afterlife, but these autumn holidays are not the same, reflecting each culture’s contrasting views on death.
    Whereas Americans typically see death as the ultimate end to life, Mexicans see it as a transition to another world.
    Historically, Halloween evolves from the Celtic belief of death as a dimension of hostile supernatural forces, and Day of the Dead evolves from the Mesoamerican belief of death as a benign transformation from physical to spiritual form.

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