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October 27, 2009

Los Dias de los Muertos

Filed under: Event — Mary Poggione @ 7:53 am

MHS Los Dias de los Muertos  2According to the book Latino Minnesota by Leigh Roethke, Los Dias de los Muertos are days to honor and remember departed loved ones. “It is believed that the souls of the dead return to Earth for one day of the year–the spirits of the los angerlitos (little children) on All Saints’ Day (November 1) and the spirits of adults on All Souls’ Day (November 2). The celebration of Los Dias de los Muertos is neither somber nor macabre. It is a joyful time of reunion, feasting, and remembrance for families. Death is accepted as a part of the cycle of life, and maintaining a ritual of remembering assures the living that they too will not be forgotten in their passing.”

Stop by the Minnesota History Center now through November 3 to view an exhibit in honor of Los Dias de los Muertos.

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