Dia De Los Muertos Research Paper

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Can Christians Celebrate Dia de los Muertos?
Each year people in Mexico celebrate one of the biggest and most exciting day of the year, this day is called Dia de los Muertos. It is celebrated as the day of the dead. They celebrate this day on October 31- November 2. October 31 is halloween, November 1 is the day of the children and saints, and November second is the day of all souls or day of the dead. On this day they celebrate their loved ones that have passed. In Mexico the graveyards are publicly owned. Unlike in the United States where they are owned privately. It is only up to the people to maintain and keep the graveyard looking good. During this day in Mexico they spend their time at the graveyard pulling weeds, cleaning the area, decorating the
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They usually have their loved one's favorite food, candles to make the altar look nice, a drink for them when they come back to eat and a lot of flowers to make the altar look beautiful. At these altars they tells stories about the person, eat food around it, sing songs, laugh and have fun.

So to the question can Christians celebrate Dia de los Muertos? This is a hard question to answer because there are somethings that happen on the day of the dead that would not be okay is a christian's eyes and there are some things that would be okay. Such as gathering to talk about and mourn over your lost ones. The bible has many verses about losing loved ones. It talks a lot about how those who mourn will be comforted such as in Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away”. In this verse it is saying how he will comfort you when you lose a loved one. We can still talk about at gather on the day that they died to remember them but it doesn't mean that we should celebrate and

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