Saturday, Santa Fe celebrated Dia de los Muertos on the Plaza. Día de los Muertos represents a time to honor and reconnect with the dead in a uniquely beautiful and meaningful manner.
Ann, Maria, and kk on the Plaza
The Día de los Muertos tradition places great emphasis on maintaining ties with ancestors, who are thought to continue to exist on a different plane. The belief behind Day of the Dead practices is that spirits return to the world of the living for one day of the year to be with their families. To honor these travelers, the living invite the deceased back into their earthly homes to honor and celebrate them during the joyous and festive Día de los Muertos.
A focal point of the celebration is an altar, known as an ofrenda, created in honor of the deceased loved one. The family prepares the ofrenda with offerings, such as the loved one’s favorite foods, drinks, and personal things, as well as their pictures to welcome the spirit home after their long trip from the grave.
Marigolds are the traditional flower.