After a soiree the night before to celebrate good old Halloween, Clint and I decided to accompany Jane and Sharon to the Día de los Muertos celebrations in the town of Loreto.
Traditionally in Mexico, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday to gather with family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died and takes place on November 1 and 2. Family and friends will gather at their beloveds’ graves and spend the evening with spreads of the deads’ favorite foods and drinks. We were able to witness some of these activities on the drive back from Loreto and thought it was wonderful to remember those that have passed away with celebration rather than mourning.
The event in downtown Loreto was actually put together by the school there to promote the Mexican heritage and educate tourists and foreigners. I was very touched by the grand display that was set up to show us some of the traditional foods, drinks and traditonal objects used in this holiday. They also set up free food and drinks for everyone that made it out to the event.
It was a lot of fun hanging out with other Loreto Bay homeowners and I am sure the mosquitoes had fun feasting on us too!