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SECULAR Dia de los Muertos - Secular Day of the Dead

Secular Dia de los Muertos

Secular Day of the Dead

Thursday November 2, 2018
Emiliano’s
6690 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA  92120

Bring photos of the loved one(s) you are honoring to place on the Secular Honoring Table.

Tickets

Purchase tickets through the Secular Day of the Dead sponsors or directly through Eventbrite

Tickets include:

  • Activities for Children
  • Honoring Table Ceremony
    • (Bring photos of loved one(s) you are honoring to place on the table. Any cultural representation and all speakers are welcome to this event.)
  • Live Classical Guitar Entertainment by Juan Carlos Cortes
  • Free Parking
  • Face Painting only $5
  • On-site souvenir store featuring Secular Saint Candles, T-Shirts, Face Masks, Juan Carlos Cortes on the Classical Guitar and Face Jewelry

This event is sponsored by:

The Freethought Society and The Humanist Fellowship of San Diego

Tickets for the authentic Mexican fare buffet luncheon are only:

  • $20 per adult
  • $10 children over 5 years old
  • Free for children under 5 (please reserve a spot)

 

A Secular Day of the Dead event is a celebration of life – sans religion. More and more people are abandoning their religious upbringing, but still want to celebrate the beauty of their culture. Many nontheist Hispanics want to continue traditions and cultural rituals, but in a secular way.

Nontheist Hispanics view the Secular Day of the Dead as a perfect way to remember the legacy of dead loved ones in a way that does not require prayer, church, or any religious dogma. This is why a Secular Day of the Dead was created. To nontheists, our legacies are our afterlife.

The Secular Day of the Dead event will include many redesigned Hispanic traditions and rituals that celebrate our one and only life, legacies and cultural heritage. Any cultural representation and all speakers are welcome.

Rave reviews were received for Secular Day of the Dead celebrations that have already taken place in San Diego, California and Los Angeles, California. We hope to see this tradition repeated in other cities around the country. Your participation will help establish this event as an important cultural tradition and a much needed outreach to nontheists/secularists in the Hispanic community.

Please attend to experience this unique and beautiful event. You will find much joy in the appreciation of the here and the now combined with the remembrances of those who lived before us.

Additional Hotel Information

Hotel information if you want to make a weekend out of going to San Diego. The closest hotel to Emiliano’s Restaurant is:

DoubleTree by Hilton
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

Reservation Phone Number:   (619) 297-5466

Currently priced rooms are:

$259.00 – Double Occupancy with 2 queen beds
$265.00 – 1 king bed 
The price includes tax and an incidental hold of $75. The $75 hold per night is refundable if no parking or incidentals are applicable at check out. A 72-hour prior notice for full cancellation refund with no penalties.

 

Celebrate HumanLight ~ an HAGP event

The Freethought Society is pleased to announce A LOCAL EVENT OF INTEREST TO FREETHINKERS – created and sponsored by the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia (HAGP)

December 18, 2011 Celebrate HumanLight!

HumanLight illuminates Humanism’s positive secular vision in late December. With Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, it may seem as though the holiday season calendar is very crowded. But in Pennsylvania, non-theistic people will have their day too, when they enjoy their own gala holiday celebration of HumanLight on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the

Williamson Restaurant, 500 Blair Mill Road, Horsham, PA. (map and directions)

Schedule:

  • 12:30-1:00 Gathering and cocktails
  • 1:00-1:03 Joe Fox (Co-founder of HumanLight and HAGP Vice President) – Welcome and Introduction
  • 1:03-1:10 Opening remarks by emcee Patrick Collucci (Vice Chair of the HumanLight committee
  • 1:10-1:25 Candle lighting and HumanLight song
  •     1:25-2:15 Lunch 
  • 2:15-3:10 Wondergy Presents ElectriScience 
  • 3:10-3:30 Live music by Cantabile  
  • 3:30-4:00 Keynote speaker Fred Edwords, National Director for the United Coalition for Reason 
  • 4:00-4:10 Closing remarks and final song

Price: Tickets, which include the luncheon, are $30 for adults. People under 18 are admitted FREE if accompanied by an adult. For more information about how to purchase tickets online using PayPal visit the HAGP Meetup or the HAGP Facebook event page

***Make sure to add a note during purchase about # of children and if guests prefer chicken, fish, or pasta primavera.***

Or, mail a check (with food preferences) to HAGP, P.O. Box 161, Willow Grove, PA. Any questions call Martha at 330-242-4741.