Courier Letters to the Editor

A Dia de Muertos in America?

Dear Editor,

In Mexico it is called Dia de Muertos, which translates into English as Day of the Dead.

Many here in America misunderstand it to be like Halloween. It’s worlds apart from Halloween.

The day is set aside to remember family members who have passed away. A kind of honoring dead loved ones. The families will get together and have a good meal, then go to the cemetery to clean off the grave of deceased loved ones. They also leave flowers on the grave.

I think it would be good in America if we had our own Dia de Muertos. When I was growing up, we had something called family reunions. We would get together and

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