The time for Día de Muertos commemorations is upon us and it will be quite unlike what our community has experienced in the past.
From October 31 through November 2, government authorities will prohibit entry to every local pantéon (cemetery), the traditional hub of bustling family activities on those dates.
Other seasonal activities, with lesser historical roots, have likewise between scrapped as lakeside adheres to a new lockdown to contain the spiraling Covid-19 pandemic.
Oddly, I’m breathing a sigh of relief. I won’t be spending the holiday weekend scrambling from one place to another to catch all that is encompassed in the extended run of Days of the Dead happenings.