Date: Wed, 2 Nov 1994 18:39:29 -0800
From: Birrell Walsh birrell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US
Subject: Re: dia de los muertos
Date SPAIN MEXICO USAGringo
Oct. 31 The Dead --- (Monsters)
Nov. 1 Saints Saints ---
Nov. 2 --- The Dead ---
Is this the right calendar?
Of course, Halloween is Samhain, one of the four Celtic sacred days, so
'tis no surprise it did not survive in Spain. St. Patrick, of Ireland
fame, was a Spanish Celt. But the Muslim invasion probably wiped Spanish
Celtic customs even more thoroughly than did the Anglo-Saxon/Viking
invasions of the British Isles.