Events

The Santa Maria Giving Fund – Raising The Roof

The Santa María Giving Fund generates support for the local Catholic Church and the community by bringing events and activities that have a very positive impact.

The event “Raise The Roof” was a success and the funds to complete the “Lord of Mercy” Catholic Church in Los Arcos were increased.

These are photos of the Gift Wrapping Christmas Posada. The Santa María Fund made it possible to gather many many gifts that will bring joy and hope to the children in need in San Felipe this Christmas season.

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Thank you to all involved for making this happen for the San Felipe community.

Day of the Dead – A Tradition Originated in Mexico

Dia de Los Muertos

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El jarabe de ultratumba, José Guadalupe Posada

 

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.

 

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Calaca, José Guadalupe Posada

Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Mexican custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.)

 

José Guadalupe Posada with Manuel Manilla: Calaveras and Broadsides.

José Guadalupe Posada with Manuel Manilla: Calaveras and Broadsides.

Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.

 

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The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos may be the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday: in candied sweets, as parade masks, as dolls. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining situations.

 

Source of this text: http://nationalgeographic.org/media/dia-de-los-muertos/

 

Raise The Roof

RAISE THE ROOF – DINNER SHOW DANCE

 

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Raising funds to complete the “Lord of Mercy” Catholic Church in Los Arcos.

San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.