Day of the Dead, Peoria

VOODOO, PEORIA 817 SW ADAMS, PEORIA, ILLINOIS 61602 309-282-6768
Every year we celebrate the Day of the Dead with a public altar, [you bring] a picture of a loved one who has passed, or the name written on a piece of parchment and something you wish to remember them by. [a momentum, flowers, etc]. [Connections may be available for some]. [[The altar will be open to the public in the 2 days prior to the celebration also, donations requested]]

AND THEN ON THE 3rd DAY:
We shall dance and eat in their honor!
[Beer, wine, soda, deli trays, veggie trays, etc]…

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST 2017. 6:30~9pm~ RSVP ONLY~ PREPAID ONLY~ USE OUR PAY PAL BUTTON~ $20PER PERSON. LIMITED SPACE! COME TO THE SHOPPE IF YOU WANT TO USE YOUR CHARGE HERE OR PAY CASH.
Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is a holiday celebrated in the Central and South American regions. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.


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The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos in Anglophone countries, a back-translation of its original name, Día de Muertos. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the Mayan celebration took place at the beginning of summer. Gradually, it was associated with October 31, November 1 and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christian triduum of All hallow tide: All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using Calaveras, Aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the Pagan Goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honoring the dead. It has become a national symbol and as such is taught (for educational purposes) in the nation’s schools. Many families celebrate a traditional “All Saints’ Day” associated with the Catholic Church.