the Mexicans refer to All Saints Day as "Dia del los muertos" the day of the
dead. Its a fascinating custom, the use of skeletons as decorations and the
visiting of relatives' graves really show an acceptance of death as part of
Rem tene; verba sequentur.
Cato the Elder
From: bjones [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 8:34 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Halloween
> I'm a Pagan and Halloween roleplaying certainly doesn't trouble me. It's
> all harmless fun. It's derived from a more sacred celebration where
> would assume the role of the dead (in order to honor the ancestors) by
> wearing masks.
Mexicans still do this as a Christian celebration within the Catholic
Church. I can't recall what they call it but it translates roughly to
something like "Day of the Dead". They all have a grand time. It's turning
into a separate but large celebration in Southern California.
Bruce L. Jones
The Desert Hostage
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere