If You Were to Die Today

Hebrew Version


If you were to die today, do you know where would you go?
Everybody has to die, we know that it is for fact, it is just a matter of when and how, nothing else! Are you prepared for the journey beyond death?
Whether you believe or not in eternal life it does not make a difference, because eternal life does exist, it is a fact, written in a trustworthy Book, the Holy Bible, which is a guide for living life to the full. So we must be ready for the journey beyond, because we do not know when or how.
In Dr. Dennis L. Siluk's Christian poetry books you, through poetry, will learn the way to eternal life with our Lord Jesus Christ in his Heavenly Kingdom.
In the Christian series, "The Galilean" (Poems for the Soul), and his sequel "The Nazarene" (Poems for the Son of Man), from per near over ninety-sources-in a 30-month period, and over 3200 -hours- the author brings to life, the ancient sacred scriptures, in a most diverse historical melodramatic way; in poetic prose canto; to be read and reread. These books, have their own soul. Written in English and Spanish.

Spanish Version

Si fueras a morir hoy, s sabes a dónde irías?
Todos tenemos que morir, sabemos que es de hecho, es solo cuestión de cuándo y cómo, ¡nada más! Est Estás preparado para el viaje más allá de la muerte?
Ya sea que creas o no en la vida eterna, no hace la diferencia, porque la vida eterna si existe, es real, está escrito en un libro confiable, la Santa biblia, que es una guía para vivir la vida al máximo. Entunes debemos estar listos para el viaje del más allá, porque no sabemos cuándo ni cómo.
En los libros de poesía cristiana del Dr. Dennis L. Siluk, aprenderás, a través de poesías, el camino hacia la vida eterna con nuestro Señor Jesucristo en su Reino celestial.
En la serie cristiana, "The Galilean" (Poemas para el alma), y su secuencia "The Nazarene" (Poemas para el Hijo del Hombre), de cerca de más de noventa fuentes -en un período de 30 meses, y más de 3200 horas- el author da vida a las antiguas escrituras sagradas, de una manera melodramática histórica muy profunda; en prosa poética; para ser leído y releído. Estos libros, tienen su propia alma. Escrito en inglés y español.

Five Halloween Traditions in Spain You Will not Find in the UK!

All of you who knows the core of Spanish culture, will agree that it revolves around the spirit of hosting festivals and parties. Most of the world knows about the British way of celebrating Halloween, but if you are in Spain on October 31 this year, you will realize that it is a big affair here. The festival which originated from the essence of remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed is quite common in most of the civilizations across the globe.

A three-day celebration

Spaniards like everything grand and elaborated. So they celebrate Halloweens for three days starting with el Dia de las Brujas (Day of the Witches). The second day (November 1st) is Dia de Todos los Santos (All Saints Day). Halloween is not an American affair here and it has a traditional feel which is akin with the people of Spain who are known for their warmth and hospitality.

On November 2nd, the concluding day of this festival is known as the Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the dead). Spaniards do not consider this as a commercial holiday. For them this festival is all about honoring the dead and celebrating the continuity of life and thanking the Lord for giving us this life.

Different provinces and parts of Spain follow different rituals in these three days. Halloween in Galicia in Northern Spain is celebrated with more enthusiasm and pumpkin carving competitions, costume parties, bonfires fill the entire area. People happily sip a strong alcoholic drink named as quemada after reciting a spell (esconxuro).

Halloween in Barcelona and Catalonia is a little different affair and the bars and clubs are full of special nights and costume parties. Enjoy the Catalan tradition of La Castanyada and eat the small Catalan cakes '' panellets '' made of marzipan, almonds, nuts and various other stuffs. Also be a part of various events, game shows, music concerts and other activities. Eat in the local stalls which will be filled with seasonal delicacies such as castanyes (chestnuts), sweet wine, savories, sweet potatoes and other delicacies.

There might be other fun activities in Barcelona during this time, but the locals do not forget to pay respect to their dead. Make sure you visit the city's magnificent cemeteries to witness these mass gatherings. Some of the popular cemeteries are Montjuïc, Poblenou, and Les Corts.

Honoring and remembering the dead

Even though Halloween in Spain certainly has a commercial side, you will witness families gathering at the graves of deceased loved ones with flowers, offerings, holy water, food and drink on the second day of the festival.

Night of the Pumpkins

Halloween and the cut-outs of pumpkins go hand in hand in the memory of everyone who celebrates it or has watched it in movies and TV series. Just like in Britain, on the first day of Halloween, in Galicia pumpkins are carved and illuminated to pay respect to the dead.

A Zombie March!

In the Southern part of Spain, in the city of Malaga, Halloween is marked with a large zombie march through the streets. You can witness the participants dressed up as witches, ghosts, goblins, zombies, vampires, Dracula, Frankenstein etc. roaming around on the streets and scaring people. There are competitions organized to tell scary stories and there is an eerie environment all around.

Fiesta de Tosantos

In the city of Cadiz, during Halloween holidays street performances and concerts are organized. Also you can enjoy the fruit and vegetable stalls which will display characters from some recent political scandals. The cut-outs and models made out of fruits and vegetables are quite mind-boggling.

Plan your holidays well in advance, and enjoy a spooky vacation this time.