Dia de los muertos is most importantly a celebration of life of those that have already passed on. As hard as that may be for most to do, it’s a way to remember those close to us that we lost in a positive light. You will notice that most alters are created with pictures the person that passed on, and also with things they may have liked such as a favorite sport or hobby.
My daughter (Mariya) and I built our alter this year together and it was the first time she really understood the importance of this day. I thought it was so special because it is a way for her to talk about those we lost and to let her feelings out. The person she lost that was closest to her was her great grandmother “Mama Rosa”. She recently wrote a story/report on their relationship from when she was a young child. My daughter credits Mama Rosa with her love of horses that she has had since the age of 3. In her report, Mariya wrote this about her great grandmother:
“When my great grandmother passed away, it was like a part of me was missing, but when I ride horses it feels like she is really in my heart”
The experience of celebrating the life of our dear Mama Rosa and all our loved ones really has brought our hearts to a place of gratitude and spirituality, we will continue to honor our loved ones that have passed for may years to come!
Here are some pics of our alter:
We also attended the beautiful Dia de los Muertos festival in downtown San Antonio that displayed beautiful artwork and music in honor of this tradition!
Her are a few of my favorite posts about celebrating Dia de los Muertos, from traditions, to making special treats with the kids and making this a growing experience with in our families!
Juan of Words has a wonderful video post about what Day of the Dead actually means and how it’s being celebrated here in the U.S.! Great Video Juan!
Thank you for stopping by & Feliz Dia De Muertos!
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