Yes, Halloween is tomorrow, and the goblins will be out in force trying their best to find out what scares you.
But another holiday that is celebrated in many parts of the world between October 31 and November 2 is the Day of the Dead. In Mexico and Central America this is a raucous but meaningful day that gives people the opportunity to remember and be inspired by those who have “passed on to the Great Majority.”
It’s also a chance to laugh in the face of death, to take our fears — and aren’t we all afraid of death? — and shine a light on the boogeyman instead of hiding under our beds.
When my husband visited Guatemala several years ago, he was impressed by the joyousness of the people, the colorful kites flying everywhere, extravagant picnics on the graves of ancestors, and lavish tables overflowing with photos of loved ones who had passed, skeletons, candles, and food.
If you want to know more about the Day of the Dead, you can check out it out here.
Who do you remember and honor on this Day of the Dead?