By Emily Miranda

What IS Día de los Muertos, Anyway?

As Hispanic Heritage Month has come to a close, Sol Dias is full of gratitude for having had the opportunity to show up across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with our delicious antojos. Thank you to everyone that invited us to share our product and culture: PepsiCo, TCU, Hispanic Heritage Night with FC Dallas, HD Supply, US Dermatology Partners, Texas Pain Institute, Amazon, DoorDash, Burnett Park, and the Bedford Public Library!

As one celebration ends, another is about to begin - Día de los Muertos!

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a colorful and vibrant celebration that takes place annually in Mexico and other parts of Latin America from October 31st to November 2nd. This holiday is a time to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away.

People decorate their homes and cemeteries with bright flowers, candles, and sugar skulls. The sugar skulls are often adorned with the names of deceased loved ones and are meant to represent the souls of those who have passed on.

One of the most important traditions of Día de los Muertos is the creation of an ofrenda, or altar, to honor the deceased. The ofrenda is typically made up of offerings such as food, drinks, and personal belongings of the deceased. Families often spend hours preparing the ofrenda, carefully selecting items that their loved ones would have enjoyed in life.

Día de los Muertos is not meant to be a somber occasion, but rather a celebration of life. Families gather together to share stories, sing songs, and remember the good times they shared with their loved ones. It is a time to reflect on the memories and the impact that those who have passed away have had on our lives.

In recent years, Día de los Muertos has gained popularity outside of Latin America. Many cities in the United States now hold their own celebrations, with parades, festivals, and art exhibits. This holiday is a wonderful way to honor those who have passed away and to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Latin America.

We hope that Sol Dias can be a part of your holiday celebrations this year and for years to come. It is an honor for us to know that our antojos can help you remember and honor your loved ones this season.


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