San Pedro observes Dia de Los Finados
Island residents celebrated their dearly departed at the San Pedro House of Cultureís (SPHC) El Dia de Los Finados/Muertos celebration (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, November 2nd. This tradition is practiced annually among the Mestizo, Maya and Garifuna cultures in Belize, and is usually observed over two days, November 1st and 2nd. It is also a tradition in many Latin American countries.
The exhibit displayed framed photos of loved ones that have passed on, and families observed each one and shared stories about their departed loved ones. Some family members even went in matching T-shirts with their loved onesí picture on it. There were seven different altars on display, representing the Maya Hanal Pixan, Garinagu, Aztecs, Los Angelitos (little Souls), La Anima Sola (The Forsaken Soul), and the Christian Altar.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun