Monday, November 2, 2009

Day of the Death

Today is the day of the death, a festivity full of color and flavors where the souls of the children "visit" their relatives the night of the november 1st and the others do it in the next night.In those days, people put an altar with elements that have meaning and purpose but specially, the food that was favorite of our dead.

This time I visited a little town near my city called Tepotzotlán

They put many altars, mostly made for the children of elementary school.
I loved this colorful sugar skull!!
and this tiny altar (there was many of them)
Is said that you must guide the souls of your deads with candles and cempasuchitl flowers. They put fruits, food, photos, sugar skulls,pan de muerto (a bread with bone's shape)..even toys! if the altar is a for a child...¡_¡
In the cementary, people clean the graves and their purpose is stay the night and eat tipical food in honor of their deads. It's a way to share love with them.
Note:this photo was taken in mixquic, another place near the city and I took it from this site. You can read a great description of the celebration in this site.
Finally (uuuf) this is a photo from the exposition entrance.The full moon looks beautiful *_*
I hope you have enjoyed this post n_n

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