Celebration of life, and death

This weekend we celebrate the Day of the Dead!

It’s a beautiful Mexican holiday I’ve become obsessed with ever since learning about it a few years ago. The holiday is to remember and celebrate friends and family members who have passed away.

Here is the party plan:

  • Print out a bunch of photos of loved ones that have passed. (can be related to you, special to you, or really just anyone you want to remember)
  • Build a small altar, or, hang the photos around the house (Here’s photos of my 2018 and 2019 altar)
  • Light candles as much as possible all weekend.
  • Think about and remember your loved ones. Share stories, laugh, and live as if they are watching you.
  • Drink and be merry.

Keep in mind: There is no right or wrong way to celebrate. You can do it as small or as crazy as you like.

If you haven’t seen the Disney movie “Coco” yet – watch it! (Have a box of tissues standing by) My wife and I watched it again last night and balled our eyes out. 😂 It’s beautiful.

Lastly, my fav quote about the dead:

“There is no living without the dead, and no death without the living. In almost any interpretation, Día de los Muertos posits a universal truth: The dead need us as much as we need them.” – Daniel Hernandez

 

*Pic up top: I’m trying something new this year. I’ve printed out small photos of loved ones and will carry them around in my pocket all weekend. Kind of weird, but having them right there with me all the time makes me think of them more throughout the day.

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