One of the best ways to get to know a country’s culture is by immersing yourself in the festivities that happen and this is definitely one of the festivals that can get the ball rolling! With various songs from the Mariachi band and even face paint, our Dia De Los Muertos Event Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary was the epitome of this festive affair-from the calaveras and calacas.
The Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an annual festival that takes place during the first two weeks of November. It’s a celebration of death and remembrance for those who have passed away.
It is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of those who have passed on, and it’s celebrated throughout Mexico and in some parts of the U.S. To the people that celebtrate it, it’s a time for remembering loved ones who have died, celebrating their lives and the traditions they left behind. It’s also an opportunity to honor those who have made significant contributions to society.
The festival is focused around altars that are set up in homes and workplaces to honor deceased family members and friends. These altars are decorated with flowers, candles, fruits and sweets—and often decorated skeletons as well—to symbolize life after death.
The altars are meant to be visited by loved ones who want to pay tribute to their ancestors’ spirits on this day. During the time of the festival, it includes parades, music and dance performances. It’s an important event in Mexican culture, and it’s also a time when families come together to celebrate life.
This Festival is Also a Family Event
This festival is also a time for families to come together and share memories of their deceased loved ones. They often make tortillas de elote, or corn tortillas covered with butter and sugar, which are eaten during the celebration as an offering to the dead. The traditional food served at Dia De Los Muertos is pan de muerto, or “bread of the dead.” It’s a sweet bread made with raisins, nuts and cinnamon that represents life after death.
They Love To Make Various Dishes!
On the Day of the Dead, people don’t just visit cemeteries to clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones. The holiday also includes other traditions like making sugar skulls and consuming pan de muerto (bread made in the shape of a skull).
With this celebration of the day of the dead, you can learn more about the country’s tradition that makes it stand out among others. The Dia De Los Muertos event was held at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary this November 11th, 2022. We hope to see you there next year!