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The festival of Tamala, in Filianism, is a three-day feast that falls on the first three days of the Filianic month of Werde. Corresponding always with the Neo-Pagan and Wiccan celebration of Samhain as well as with the Roman Catholic observances of the All Saints' and All Souls' Days, the concept behind Tamala is quite similar: to give thanks to life and to the Life-Giver (as a form of harvest festival) and to remember the souls of the deceased.
Traditional Tamala food includes apple, potatoes and corn, as well as bread.
The Interfaith Guild of Chaplains will be holding a small and somewhat informal Tamala celebration today at 6 p.m., at the Sacred Space Area (300 SW Salmon St.). In keeping with the themes of the Occupy movement we also remember those who have died in dedication to the causes of justice, peace and freedom, as well as those who died victims of this unjust, greed-driven system.