Dia de Los Muertos is a time to commemorate our loved ones who have passed on, but are still with us in spirit. We gather with friends and family for several days to retell old familiar tales of their legacies, and our memories of them, that bring us solace and joy.
During this time, we also enjoy sharing and experiencing again the little things in life that our loved ones enjoyed themselves while they were still with us physically. We may listen to their favorite music, participate in their favorite activity, and enjoy eating some of their favorite foods. Most people create altars to display all the things that personify the person or that the person liked. These altars may be very creative and grand, or modest and intimate.
This is also a time to acknowledge and celebrate the final stage of life; not with fear or malice, but with grace. By doing so, we celebrate the belief that life never truly ends, but transitions.
We hope you and your loved ones are doing well and don't ever forget all the great people who have come and gone before us.
From all of us her at Citylocs to all of you we wish you a very happy safe and fun Dia de Los Muertos 2016 !!!!
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