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Remembering Day of the Dead of Years Past

Dia de los Muertos at Fountain Community Gardens
by Alex Alferov & Laura Guzman
“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.” ― David Eagleman      On November 1 & 2 Dia de los Muertos is celebrated all across Mexico and in parts of the United States with large Mexican populations. We at Fountain Community Gardens partake in the celebration as many of our gardeners are from Latin America. Day of the Dead is a celebration to remember those that have passed before us. It is a day to celebrate our loved ones by making elaborate altars with their pictures, favorite foods, incense, candles, and flowers. Each item and color in the altar having a meaning and a purpose. 
     Some symbols are represented as follows. Yellow, represents the sun and unity of the living and the dead. White represents the spirit, hope a…

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