Jennie and Dianne visit the Land of Enchantment, specifically Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico where every Christmas Eve the cemetery is full of of candlelit luminarias. What are luminarias and how did this tradition start? Find out in this episode of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery. We also give a quick news update on the Wreaths across America events around the United States happening on Saturday December 18th.
Resources used to research this episode include:
"Wreaths Across America Announces the Annual Wreaths Escort to Arlington for 2021 ." https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/. 16 Nov. 2021. wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/19520/News/686/?relatedId=0. Accessed 12 Dec. 2021.
Barnitz, Katy. "Mount Calvary Cemetery ." https://www.abqjournal.com/. 24 Dec. 2017. www.abqjournal.com/1110878/luminarias-pay-homage-to-loved-ones-remembered-in-christmas-eve-tradition.html. Accessed 12 Dec. 2021.
Harris, Cheryl. "Mount Calvary Cemetery Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico ." http://www.interment.net/. 5 Sep. 2012. www.interment.net/data/us/nm/bernalillo/mtcalvary/index.htm. Accessed 12 Dec. 2021.
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