|linking to James' Weekend Reflections|
Yes, I know that Halloween is past, but today is All Souls Day or as Mexico titles it-Dia de los Muertos. So I feel that it is suitable.Yesterday was All Saints Day in the Catholic faith. Father gave us a little history about this holy day-
Each time there was a martyr for his/her faith, a day was memorialized for that person. Through the years, there were more martyrs than days in a year. Thus, All Saints Day was formed.
I like the idea of honoring the dead the way the faithful do in Mexico. Years ago, a student's parent, originally from Mexico, celebrated Day of the Dead with my class. It impacted my first graders and me.
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|Day of the Dead altar photographed by Steve Bridges|