There is a deep sense that in Christ we are not separated forever from those we have loved and lost
those gone with the Day of the Dead.
It’s a mixture of indigenous and catholic traditions with families visiting cemeteries to build altars for their departed members.
The altars are decorated with photos and mementos encouraging the holy souls to visit and listen to the prayers and anecdotes.
Some grave site visits include dancing and festivities.
“Whatever elements of folklore have crept into these celebrations, there is a deep sense that in Christ we are not separated forever from those we have loved and lost.
Jesus wept for his friend Lazarus, but he also proclaimed himself as the resurrection and the life”. (Redemptorist. ‘Living Word’).