The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dia de Muertos

Las Calacas

Tequila for The Dead

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day which take place on those days. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Observance of the holiday in Mexican-American communities in the United States has become more important and widespread as the community grows numerically and economically. [Wiki.]


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


Kate said...

Unusual variety for El Día de los Muertos! I especially like the top in B&W and the bottom glass, which is how I see the world after a shot of Tequila! I'm still a bit surprised when people are unaware of the day, esp. in this global atmosphere.

Unknown said...

I think Dia de los Muertos must be one of the most fantastic holidays on Earth. I've visited Mexico in January so I had not the chance to watch it, but even 'out of season' you can feel the atmosphere everywhere! :-)

Carraol said...

Kate, JM, thank you very much for visiting.