October 25, 2013 10:33 am
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Free food and margaritas at the Day of the Dead celebration in Los Algodones

El Día de los Muertos

Day of the dead Festival

The city of Los Algodones, México hosts its second annual Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday November 9th 2013.

This little town known as the dental capital of the world, with over 400 Los Algodones dentists, is hosting a Day of the Dead Celebration with free bread of the dead, sugar skulls, music, beer & margaritas to celebrate this Mexican Holiday.

Date: November 9th 2013

Place: B Avenue Los Algodones B.C

Hour: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM MST

Attendees:  4000 Souls estimated

The Day of the Dead is a time honored celebration and remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, much like Memorial Day in the United States.

To the indigenous peoples of México, death was considered the passage to a new life and so the deceased were buried with many of their personal objects, which they would need in the hereafter. Many times even their pets were sacrificed so they would accompany their masters on their long journey.

Is a tradition for Mexican people to visit cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed and build private altars containing the favorite foods and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia, of the departed. The intent is to encourage visits by the souls, so the souls will hear the prayers and the comments of the living directed to them.

Algodones is growing larger and stronger in popularity with American & Canadian tourists. This free festival is meant give something back to snowbirds that come to Los Algodones to shop, eat and get a new smile.

Photo: Day of the death - Altar in honor to the dead

Day of the death – Altar in honor to the dead

The day of the dead takes a humorous tone, as celebrants remember funny events and anecdotes about the departed.

On this festival organized by “ Consejo Turistico Medico de Los Algodones” and Jesus Gaspar who owns Simply Dental  Expect to have a wonderful time watching the dancing shows, enjoy great food and learn more about this mystical holiday.

Photo: Day of the Dead Celebration – Los Algodones, México 2012

Day of the Dead Celebration – Los Algodones, México 2012

You will be surprised by all the altars, dance choreography, food and myths Mexicans create for the dead ones. It is absolutely wonderful to see the residents of Los Algodones, México celebrate Day of the Dead with such passion, vibrancy and joy.

Photo:  Altar in honor to “The King”  Elvis Aaron Presley

Altar in honor to “The King” Elvis Aaron Presley

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