Thursday, November 3, 2011

dia de los muertos

In celebration of Dia de Los altar:

Celebrating my Nana Lydia Barrera, Tata Amadeo Barrera, Tata Tito Peraza, Nana Ana Peraza, and my loves paternal grandparents, John and Ruth Murphy

Courtesy of Wikipedia-- here is a brief explanation of DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day Of The Dead)

"Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1–2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skullsmarigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts."