10 Day of the Dead celebrations across the U.S.

Posted: November 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
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10 Day of the Dead celebrations across the U.S. Ricardo Guillermo dances during the Annual Dia de Los Muertos Marigold Parade in Albuquerque, N.M. (© Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, observed around All Souls’ and All Saints’ days on Nov. 1 and 2, celebrates the lives of the dead with humorous and joyful traditions whose roots go back hundreds of years. Families create elaborate ofrendas (altars) for their departed loved ones, and grinning skeleton motifs are everywhere, from sugar skulls decorated by school children to the iconic Catrina costumes worn by adults.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, L.A.

Some of Tinseltown’s most glittering names are buried here, making this a fitting place for Los Angeles’ biggest Day of the Dead bash, which took place this year on Saturday, Oct. 27. Visitors are invited to dress in their calaca (skeleton) best for the costume contest, and get in on performances by Aztec ritual dancers and local bands. The irresistibly colorful holiday has spread north of the border, and communities in the U.S. celebrate with festivals large and small. Here are 10 spots around the country where you can get your Dead on.

The Bible says After death a person: returns to dust (Psalms 104:29), knows nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:5), possesses no mental powers (Psalms 146:4), has nothing to do with anything on earth (Ecclesiastes 9:6), does not live (2 Kings 20:1), waits in the grave (Job 17:13), and continues not (Job 14:1, 2). Satan invented the teaching that the dead are alive. Reincarnation, channeling, communication with spirits, spirit worship, and the “undying soul” are all inventions of Satan, with one aimto convince people that when you die you are not really dead. When people believe that the dead are alive, “spirits of devils, working miracles” (Revelation 16:14) and posing as spirits of the dead will be able to deceive and lead them astray virtually 100 percent of the time (Matthew 24:24).

Check out this amazing study guide are the dead really dead enjoy.

Are The Dead Really Dead?
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 Lesson #10
Death just might be one of the most misunderstood subjects today. To many it is enshrouded in mystery and evokes dreaded feelings of fear, uncertainty, and even hopelessness. Others believe that their deceased loved ones are not dead at all, but instead live with them or in other realms! Still others are confused about the relationship between the body, spirit, and soul. But does it really matte…

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