I am hoping by now that you have heard about our upcoming Day of the Dead Community Picnic on Saturday 2nd November 2013. In fact, I hope it’s in your diary (in pen!) by now and you’re planning with the family what and who to bring along!
When I say “Who?” to bring along, I am not referring just to the living. I am referring to your Loved Ones who have died. Yes, I want you to bring along a photo, or ashes, a belonging, or something that symbolises the Loved One/s you would like to remember at the event. You will be invited to have the objects on your picnic rug with you, or add them to the ancestor alter that we will, together, create on the day. (An example of an ancestor alter is shown below)
This picnic of remembrance will feature a handful of verbal short stories or ‘sharings’ from a few community members from other cultures, such as our local Aboriginal culture, Argentina, Brazil, and hopefully New Zealand!
More info found here: http://sacredhunger.com.au/day-of-the-dead-community-picnic/
It’s the first event of it’s kind, so help us show Gosford City Council that we want to be part of social change regarding how we as a culture deal with, approach and view End of Life and After Death.
Please invite your friends and family, colleagues and neighbours.
I hope to see you there.