Blending Traditions: Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos

Living in a multicultural community gives us an opportunity to blend our traditions in new ways that are unique to the diverse landscape of our time. 

Although Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos complement each other because they share many of the same components, both holidays have vastly complex histories and traditions. As we dive into this fun Fall season at Pacific Unitarian, let us find joy and meaning in both celebrations. 

Please join us during lunch on Sunday on October 30th  to celebrate both  Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos. 

After a full month of seeing lots of scary ghouls and goblins, Dia De Los Muertos gives us space to talk about death in a positive light.  

You are welcome to honor the lives of  your loved ones and pets  by bringing photos and mementos to place on our community Ofrenda. There will be lots of Dia De Los Muertos activities including calavera decorating, face painting, papel picado making, pan de muerto  and lots of fun crafts.

Feel free to wear your Halloween  costume to church or grab one off of our costume rack.  Then take fun pics in Dan & Chelsea’s photo booth! 

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