“Blue Bloods” star Marisa Ramirez opened up about losses she and her family have experienced over the past year in a social media post she shared on Monday, Nov. 1.
As many people are aware, the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos takes place this time of year. Its English translation is the “Day of the Dead.”
This annual tradition is one that the “Blue Bloods” actress is observing this year with her young daughter, Violet Rae. Through this tradition, Marisa Ramirez and her daughter are remembering the loved ones they have lost.
“We started a new tradition last year when my Grandma passed. We set up an altar to honor her,” Ramirez shared on Instagram on Nov. 1.
Also in her post, the Detective Maria Baez actress also opened up about the loss of another important person in her life and in the life of her daughter.
“I never imagined that within weeks we would be adding photos of my Father,” the “Blue Bloods” star also shared.
She closed her post with a hopeful message. “We hope that their souls find their way back to us. #diadelosmuertos #rememberthem #ofrenda #tequilashots for dad #pumpkinempanadas too,” Marisa Ramirez shared.
You can check out the Dia De Los Muertos post by the “Blue Bloods” actress with her daughter below.
In response to Ramirez’s post of remembrance and celebration, one of her co-stars from the hit CBS family cop drama shared a message. “Love you friend,” actress Abigail Hawk said.
Fans of the actress also had things to say about her most recent social media post. “Tradition is important to show our youth,” one fan shared. “You are both soooo gorgeous,” another shared. “Without our past how would we know who we are. That is a (sic) awesome way to honor you (sic) grandma,” one fan also said in response to the “Blue Bloods” star’s post.
‘Blue Bloods” Actress Observes Annual Mexican Tradition
According to History, Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican tradition. During this holiday, people open themselves to the return of their deceased loved ones. This temporary reunion also involves celebration, drinks, and food.
The holiday is a combination of Spanish culture, European religious practices, and rituals from Mesoamerica. It takes place each year from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Oct. 31 is Halloween. Nov. 1 is known as the Day of the Children, as well as All Saints Day. Nov. 2 is known as the Day of the Dead, as well as All Souls Day.
Those who follow this tradition believe that as of midnight on Oct. 31, the gates of heaven are opened. This allows the spirits of deceased children to visit their families. Then, on Nov. 2, the spirits of adults are able to visit their families.