Dios de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed and to support their spiritual journey. Although it is recognized throughout Latin America, it originates from Mexico. I was fortunate enough to be in Sayulita to witness the pure joy and sense of community that is at the heart of this amazing holiday!
Bursts of Color
The grand finale is the 12-piece mariachi band that comes to perform at the end of the second day. Playing their beautiful music, they lead everyone in a procession from the plaza to the local cemetery...
It is difficult to put into words how truly magical this experience is. There is such a deep sense of joy and love that the community has for each other as well as their loved ones that have passed. Between the music, the candlelight, and all of the beautiful faces, Dios de los Muertos is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!
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