Día de los Muertos Is Not Halloween

I love El Día de los Muertos – my favorite holiday! ❤

From The Pews

From fwweekly.com From fwweekly.com

Though I am not the Huffington Post’s biggest fan, I must admit that Daniel Cubias’ article “Día de los Muertos Is Not Halloween” really impressed me.

As Hispanic culture becomes more and more mainstream, it truly is getting diluted and horribly misunderstood as well as misconstrued.

Here in Canada I have seen a commercial for a party and costume provider that has a couple of actors in Día de Muertos make-up, at first I thought, COOL! But, they are portrayed as scary…Uh, No!

Calacas and Calaveras are not used to evoke fear or sadness, quite the contrary.  They serve as a reminder that no one escapes La Flaca (Death, called The Skinny One, just to provide more insight into México’s humour) and that death is not to be feared or to be mourned, it is a time for celebration! It is a time when we Pray for…

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