Damballa Hwedo… Samhain…Halloween…Dia de los Muertos

SAMSUNG An extra special ancestral altar set up for Oct.31 to honour this family’s  immediate ancestors. The table was placed in their living room.

SAMSUNG A “Jack ‘O Lantern” (complete with an ankh carving in the centre) rests outside their home to keep away negative spirits and welcome positive ones. There are some food/candies and drink next to it.

SAMSUNG Same as the above. Just up close.

Fam, make no mistake about it  Samhain/Halloween/Dia de los Muertos are rooted in our ancestral traditions. Research “Damballa Hwedo” to learn more. Pure positive vibes! For those who are cool with that embrace it!  Ancestor parties, house2house (aka trick-or-treating) vibes..enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA4fnzgbl4M      One family explains how they celebrate Samhain/Halloween

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSBndgEYEM8      Part 2 of the above

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMCk37NhSd4      Part 3 ” ” ”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O93RxhlUf_8         Part 4 ” ” ”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReC-FzhPib4          Part 5 ” ” ”

IMPORTANT: Never lose the true significance. Dress up & have FUN with your fam! Costumes of ancestors (human & non-human) are the order of the day. Let your imagination flow! Sebek/Elegba reigns (in a BIG way) on/around Oct.31.

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