Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a celebration of remembrance originating in Mexico and Central America. The lives of deceased loved ones are remembered and honored through altars which are decorated with flowers and foods that the deceased cherished on earth. Although scholars debate the specific origins of Día de Los Muertos, it is undeniably connected to the Catholic celebration of All Souls’ Day, although with a more joyful tone. In the spirit of our global Catholic identity, we at the Assumptionist Center have adopted this tradition to remember and celebrate the lives of our own loved ones who have gone before us.
Paz y Bien,