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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead in Tucson

Day of the Dead in Tucson

2 November is All Souls Day. It is the day of the dead. In Tucson, the huge parade is next weekend. Most people will honor it on the 2 November. The restaurant we ate at today was appropriately adorned and some of the staff were also adorned in commemoration of the dead. Also in Tucson bakeries have Pan de Muerto. Here is an article explaining the custom…. Bread of the Dead.  My husband went to St. Vincent College. It is a college and it is also a monastery. In early October, they send him a card which my husband returns with the names of all our loved ones who have died. The monks pray for the names we submit throughout the year. It is a lovely custom which we appreciate. Have a great day!

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  1. […] Last night was the All Souls Procession. We went to the parade which is very near our house. It is usually closer to All Souls Day (2 Nov) which is mainly  a remembrance of those who have died. Mainly a Roman Catholic tradition, a full explanation can be found here.  It is a variation or Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. In Tucson, the parade started as a small event 25 years ago. Now the parade and grand finale have become quite large.  The parade is held at night. There are a few mariachi bands, a lot of groups with drums.  Several groups remembering: the people who died crossing the desert; the deaths in Palestine; the deaths caused by nuclear war/accidents (ex. Chernobyl),  pro-life supporters, etc. Mainly however, it is about families and individuals remembering loved ones. The picture above is typical. You will have a picture of the loved one, sometimes several pictures of the same person at different stages in their life. Words of remembrance. Family members will be from the just born to the old in wheel chairs. The skeleton mask in almost universal. The vast majority of paraders and many people watching the parade will have either masks or painted faces. The majority  of people have painted faces. It was a beautiful night for a parade. The weather was cool, the streets crowded, parties and music before and after the parade. As always, have a great day!…….. LuckySammyJewelry. […]

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