Art by St. Jude survivor Tayde
Why do we celebrate the Day of the Dead?
In most countries in Latin America, Mexico and the United States, this holiday is celebrated on November 1 and 2.
During this time of the year, families get together to build an ofrenda or altares to honor their loved ones, using photos, cempasúchil flowers, papel picado, food, drinks, and specific items that the person being remembered liked.
May the memory of your loved ones continue. Remember them by helping children and families at St. Jude who face the difficult situation of cancer.
Receive a Day of the Dead card for your altar.
Make a donation and you will receive an electronic or printed card to place as an offering on your altar or to notify someone of your special donation.
Help us continue the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
As we depart, we want to make sure we leave behind lasting memories and inspiring deeds. You can leave a lasting mark while helping to give St. Jude families much-needed hope through planned giving.
What is the Day of the Dead?
The Day of the Dead is a joyful time that helps people remember and celebrate the lives of the loved ones that have passed away. This holiday combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls' Day, a holiday that Spanish invaders brought to Mexico starting in the early 1500s.
How do we celebrate the Day of the Dead?
Families come together during this holiday to honor their ancestors and loved ones that have passed away. The inevitability of death is accepted rather than feared and life is celebrated rather than mourned.
When is the Day of the Dead?
In most countries in Latin America, Mexico and the United States, this holiday is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd.