Someone explains the difference between day of the dead and halloween
Hey Jaun, I can't believe its Halloween already, I see you've dressed up from your culture. What are your plans for the evening?
Hola amigo, I'm going to be celebrating the dead with my family! By honoring my ancestors on my ofrenda and help guide them to my home for them to have a feast
Celebrate the dead? Don't you do that on halloween? And what is an ofrenda? What do you mean by "guide them home" for a feast?
Ahh me amigo, Halloween is very different from how we celebrate the holiday. First off we call its the day of the dead. Second we celebrate the dead by embracing death and honoring them. An ofrenda is an altar where we place our ancestors pictures and their favorite food! We guide our family's spirits home by using marigold petals to make a path from the graveyard to our homes
I see what you mean. On Halloween all we do is get candy and dress up! scary or not
Thats the difference between Halloween and Day of the Dead. In Day of the Dead we don't do any sort of scary things, instead we celebrate. Celebrate the lives of our past family and have feasts with many foods and decorate our ofrendas and homes.