Peace be with you my friend! As you may know, we are in the middle of a very important time of year in the Voodoo calendar called Fête Ghédé in which we honor the ancestors and pay particular attention to the family of lwa called Ghédé. Service are performed at the cemetery in honor of Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte who are the king and queen of the Ghédé family and stand at the gate between this world and the other side.
Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte are the king and queen of the Ghédé family.
It is common in New Orleans and many places around the world to visit the cemetery and honor departed family and friends with offerings of flowers and candles. In Mexico, November 2nd, El día de los muertos, takes on an almost carnival like atmosphere with colorful decoration and sweet treats molded in the shape of skulls, coffins and bones. This is to mock the idea of death, which is an inevitable for all, but in reality is nothing to be feared since there is something better waiting for us on the other side.
This is one of my busiest times of year, but I just wanted to share these few lines with you and wish you the choicest of blessing during this most special time of year. May the Ancestors and all the Saints bless you abundantly during this Fête Ghédé!