I can’t believe October is already over! It feels like my birthday month just started! 🎂💖
Anyways, Halloween is this week but that holiday is just okay so I’ll probably write in “Halloween” and I may or may not mark it with a sticker. I instead decided to focus on Día de los Muertos! If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a beautiful holiday that takes place over the course of a few days where we celebrate and honor the deceased.
Some of the most recognizable symbols associated with this holiday are calaveras or sugar skulls, skeletons, marigolds, papel picado, and altars. Like all other holidays, this holiday is celebrated differently by different people. But I’ll highlight some important parts about Día de los Muertos in case you are unfamiliar with the holiday!
It all begins on October 31 and runs through November 2. On the 31st, you build an altar to remember and honor your loved ones. The altar is decorated with a variety of items:
- pictures of the deceased
- some of their old possessions
- their favorite foods & drinks
- papel picado, or brightly colored, intricately cut paper
- pan de muerto, a type of bread made for this holiday
- religious symbols (crosses, rosaries, etc.)
- marigolds, considered the flower of the dead.
One of the more popular days is November 1st. This day is spent remembering children who have passed and is sometimes called Día de los Angelitos. November 2nd is to honor adults who have passed. In addition to building altars, you can also visit the cemetery to decorate relatives’ graves.
Though this is a holiday centered around death, it isn’t necessarily a sad one. You’re supposed to celebrate the memory of your loved ones, honor their memories, and pray for them.
Anyways… this is how my planner turned out this week! I used a kit called Día de los Muertos. More accurately, I used part of 2 pages of this kit! The whole thing is 4 full pages! I have plenty leftover for at least another week!
How did your planner look this week? Let me know in the comments below, or share with us in the Plan With Potato Facebook Group! That’s all for now! As always, remember to subscribe to my blog to be the first to know about my latest posts! See ya later, mashed potater! 💖