Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holiday is here. And today addition brings you holidays from far and near…. Day of the Dead and All saints day !

Part of the fun of holidays is sharing traditions with Friends and family : So today I am sharing my holiday with friends .. Lisa

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere . In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.

Meaning of Sugar Skulls :https://dayofthedead.holiday/sugar-skull/the-meaning-and-importance-of-sugar-skulls

My table decoration:

My gift bag filled with cookies for visitors to take hoe or enjoy.

  • Day of the Dead Cookies. In Mexico, chocolate and sugar skulls are placed on altars dedicated to the dead during the holiday. …
  • Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo-Cilantro Salsa. These light and fluffy tamales are perfect for a party. …
  • Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Mole Negro. …
  • Candied Pumpkin. …
  • Oaxacan Hot Chocolate.

All Saints Day : Louisiana tradition

All Saints Day, or la Toussaint in French Louisiana, is a Catholic holy day of obligation observed each November 1 in honor of saints, both famous and obscure. Also known within the Roman Catholic Church as the Solemnity of All Saints or All Hallows, this celebration has vernacular dimensions in much of the Catholic world from Europe to Mexico to Louisiana, as families gather in cemeteries to refurbish and beautify the graves of family and friends.

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, cemeteries in New Orleans took on a festive air on All Saints Day as families would pack picnics and spend the day visiting among friends while decorating tombs, and vendors would conduct business selling food and flowers. The act of beautifying is also an act of continuity. Remembering loved ones not only keeps the memory of the deceased alive, but transmits family lore across generational lines. Children learn genealogy at the cemetery as their parents recount anecdotes about their ancestors.

The Christian celebration of All Saints‘ Day and All Souls’ Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church militant”). In Catholic theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven.  All Saints Day is known as “Undas” and isn’t just for remembering the saints, but for honoring and paying respects to departed loved ones, usually with prayers, flowers, and good offerings and graves.

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