As you may already know, the event of end of October - beginning of November, the Día De Los Muertos, is being celebrated by Latinos, mainly Mexicans and Central Americans.
In honor to this festivity, we wanted to give you some information on what it is and how you can join the celebration, right here in Pittsburgh.
According to the National Geographic, Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.)
Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos!
Here are 4 ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos here in Pittsburgh:
- OCTOBER 24TH:
Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life Presented by UPMC / UPMC Health Plan.
Organizer: Global Links
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2. NOVEMBER 1ST
Día de los Muertos: Remembrance of the Dead and a Celebration for the Living
Organizer: La Escuelita Arcoiris
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476058439391140/
3. NOVEMBER 1 & 2
Día de los Muertos Installation and Galería
Organizer: Mexico Lindo MercadoGalería y Artesanías
For more information visit: http://mexicolindo.biz/wordpress/
4. NOVEMBER 2ND
Dia de los Muertos: Networking Event
For more information visit: http://pmahcc.org/dia-de-los-muertos.html
So there you have it! Four ways on how to join us and celebrate Día de los Muertos.