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Day of the Dead celebrates life

Secular Day of the Dead

FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking during the 2020 Secular Day of the Dead on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Nontheist Hispanics view the 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.

The 2020 Secular Day of the Dead will be presented as a Zoom event, with special attention to Spanish-speaking participants. It is co-sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Freethought Society, Hispanic American Freethinkers, American Atheists and the Center for Inquiry.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. (EST) with a bilingual welcome by organizers and co-sponsors Annie Laurie Gaylor, Robyn Blumner, Victoria de la Torre, Margaret Downey, Nick Fish and David Tamayo. Co-sponsors and organizers will each light a candle to honor a “Secular Saint” of historic significance. At 3:30 p.m. (EST), Dan Barker will speak on the topic of “Adios a dios.”

To join the event (or for more information), go to