In Western culture, the topic of death is often taboo. Once the funeral or memorial service is over, our reflections tend to take place in private. We miss out on the opportunity to share our memories of our deceased loved-ones, and connect with so many in our community who have similar experiences to contribute.
In Mexico, it's different. Their annual Day of the Dead ceremony brings the whole community together to honour their deceased loved-ones, and joyfully celebrate how much these people mean to those still living. This vibrant, colourful ceremony reminds us that death is a necessary and normal part of the cycle of life.
New Unity is proud to be hosting its first ever Day of the Dead. Lovingly created by several Mexican members of the New Unity community, this event will capture the vibrancy of the Mexican ceremony, joyfully expressing our love and admiration for our lost loved-ones.
Expect storytelling, face-painting and live music. Decorate altars to the dead with your pictures, messages and flowers. Sample tamales and 'pan de muerto' (bread of the dead; a delicious ceremonial sweetbread).
Please bring photos and other mementos of lost loved ones
All are welcome. If you'd like to remember a deceased loved-one, and be reminded of death's role in the cycle of life, then come and discover what this memorable event can offer you.