Day of the Dead is celebrated on Nov. 1 & 2 in Latin America.
The tradition can be traced back to the pe-Conquest Aztecs. Offerings were made to welcome the souls of the dead; their favourite food, alcohol,tobacco and sugar skulls. Candles were lit to show them the way.
Decorations of yellow marigolds and harvest vegetables symbolized death.
On Sunday November 1, we will be creating an altar on the sidewalk outside
the Listening Post on Main Street, at the northeast corner of the
intersection with Hastings.
From 2:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon, people passing by are invited to stop
and honour their dead loved ones by lighting a candle. Our ancestors
believed at this time of year their souls return to visit us.
The Listening Post is at 382 Main St. Hasta la vista.
– Diane Wood