Friday, October 7, 2011

Don't get spooked!

I may be jumping the gun a little too far in advanced but I could not help myself. Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition where people believe their souls live on in the spiritual world called Mictlan. Families leave food, toys, sentimental objects or whatever their deceased loved one once cherished to make them happy.

It is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd day of November. The first of November is reserved for the little dead Angels. The souls of the children are said to come back and visit their loved ones while they "eat" the food they once loved. The second of November is reserved for the souls of the Adults. Usually they accompany their loved ones and "eat" the food offered to them.

It may look sad and dreary but it's really a day to celebrate our dead loved ones. The celebration includes dressing as the dead with colorful paint and sugar skulls that are edible.

It is a wonderful tradition to keep in mind the beautiful memories they once had and to let the spirits know they are not forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. i love these artworks! but it's an interesting celebration though :)


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