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Subject: Re: Halloween
From: Laura Whaley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Laura Whaley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 6 Nov 1999 09:09:20 -0800

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Info only..

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

-----Original Message-----
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

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