International Day of Families 2019 is on Wednesday, May 15, 2019: day of dissapeared day of dead actually honours mexican didssidents halloween?
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 is International Day of Families 2019. May 15 is the International Day of Families. This was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992.
May 15 is the International Day of Families. This was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992.
The International Day of the Disappeared is August 30th (see Wiki ). It is separate from the "Days of the Dead". If Ray Bradbury has put them together, it is to make his fictional book work, not because they coincide in reality..
The "Days of the Dead" is a popular name throughout the Catholic world for the twin celebrations of All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd), All Saints Day is the older going back to around 800 AD and is a day to celebrate all holy people. Al Souls Day is a day to to pray for everyone who has died. That is why, in many countries, people will visit family graves and decorate them or place candles on them. People feel especially close to their past relatives on those days and so will often leave a place at table to show they still care for them and would welcome them home - also looking forward to the heavenly banquet when all wil be reunited.
There is actually no historical evidence to link the Days of the Dead celebration to any earlier pagan festival. The features usually pointed out as being pagan (like images of skulls) are found in too many Catholic countries (symbolising death) for it to be coincidence. They are Catholic.
Hallowe'en is short for All Hallow Eve. Hallow means Holy or Saint so Hallowe'en is the Eve of All Saints Day - it si the Evening before the "Days of the Dead". The Catholic custom is to begin a festival with an all night vigil before the feast day - like Christmas Eve is when Christmas starts with a church service at midnight.
Some Irish myths (created 400 years after Ireland became Christian) mention a feast held on the Eve of Samhain (Och Samhain - Samhain meaning November) but it is likely that that date was chosen by the monks for the mythical feast because it was a date they already knew as a feast day from the church. In any case, the Irish myths describe a warrior feast, not a commemoration of either dead or disappeared people.
when is literacy day?
International Literacy day is September 8.
National Literacy Day (USA) is November 1, but many literacy activities are held throughout November.
Today 5/15/07 is International Day of Families...What Ya gonna do to Celebrate/Honor it?
The way I see it, my family should be blessed I'm in it and shower me with gifts and praise everyday.