Day of the Dead 2022 A celebration is coming by michelle lara zagal
“Don’t cry for me, no, because if you cry, I grieve. But, if you sing to me, I always live and never die.”
This verse of the traditional son de la Martiniana, clearly represents through its singing, the feeling of the Mexican and Latino community in one of its celebrations with more cultural and spiritual richness: The Day of the Dead.
In Anchorage, preparations are already on its way for the great celebration where the living and the dead do more than share the table. This celebration is an opportunity to (re)connect with heritage, identity and memory; to show respect to those who have already departed from the earthly life and, for those of us who are still here, it is a pertinent opportunity to recognize ourselves in the warmth of a community.
It is precisely the recognition of identity one of the great pillars of this celebration in Alaska, where the community comes together to capture, from its migrant and multicultural perspective, its own vision and adequacy of the festivity. This year the organizing committee of the celebration in Anchorage places special emphasis on indigenous roots, important origins of Latino culture and how its heritage is reflected, for example, in faces, food, some forms of healing, and even in ceremonies such as those involved in the Day of the Dead.
It is important to recognize that in the heart of the community pride resonates and Mexicans and Latinos live a great enthusiasm to share their culture, guide the tradition and host the festival that for almost 20 years has awakened an understanding with other cultures and identities. That is why the invitation to the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Anchorage is open to all who wish to participate, either as attendees of the different activities that will take place, or even in the placement of an offering to honor their deceased.
Expect more information soon. For details, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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