A Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular event is a celebration of life. Nontheist Hispanic/Latin people and others view this day as a perfect way to remember the legacy of dead loved ones that does not require prayer, church, or religious dogma. To nontheists, our legacies are our afterlife. The Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular event will include many redesigned and religion-free Hispanic/Latin traditions and rituals that celebrate our one and only life, legacies, and cultural heritage.
This event is cosponsored by The Freethought Society, Hispanic American Freethinkers, American Atheists, Center for Inquiry, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, Secular Coalition for America, and Atheists United.
3:45 PM (PST)/6:45 PM (EST) Pre-Event Social
4:00 (PST)/7:00 PM (EST) Welcome
Bilingual welcome by organizers and cosponsors who will each light a candle to honor a “Secular Saint” of historic significance.
4:30 PM (PST)/7:30 PM (EST) Guest Speakers
Julia Sweeney Interviews Jon Huertas: “From Heartsick and Holy to Happy Heathen”
5:00 PM (PST)/8:00 PM (EST) Honoring Ceremony
Reservations are being taken for speakers who want to celebrate the life of a dead loved one. Reserve a 3-5-minute time slot through the following email address: SecularDayoftheDead@FtSociety.org
After the reserved speaking spots conclude anyone who would like to participate by honoring a loved one may.
TIME TBD Closing
Songs by Abraham Steve Mackey, Gary Stockdale and Christina Magallanes-Jones.
Prizes will be awarded and mailed to participants who the cosponsors determine to have the best Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular themed clothing, Zoom setting, face painting, face mask, and hair adornment. See photos of the prizes and find additional information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/4424167654288159
*All Secular Day of the Dead cosponsors will receive your registration information.