Posted on Nov 2, 2016

Day of the Dead

Yesterday was an incredibly special day, along with the Latin American and Indigenous community, we celebrated Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead for the very first time at the Alberta Legislature. We made history and we brought into the legislature an incredibly ancient tradition founded in an Indigenous worldview that celebrates and honours the dead who once walked this earth before us, our ancestors. It was so beautiful to see the community come into the legislature and celebrate the lives of their loved ones that have now passed. The ceremony and reception was an overwhelming success. I want to thank all the organizers of the event, the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton that made this evening possible. A special thank you to Alex Contreras who took on the challenge and created a beautiful event along with all the volunteers that helped out. I look forward to celebrating Day of the Dead for many years to come in the Alberta Legislature.