Laughing at Death

In Cemeteries on October 31, 2010 at 11:12 am

El Gran Fandango de las Calaveras by Posada

El Dia de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead. A beautiful, delightful and also irreverent dance with death in Mexico.

Picados hung for the holiday

Decorations, flowers, incense, toys, candies- all to welcome back the spirit of the dead loved ones, and also to mock death itself.

Sugar skulls - waiting to have names in icing written on them

The evening of November 2nd is also reserved for decorating graves and lighting them with candles to welcome the spirits of the dead.

Welcoming spirits in the cemetery

And, music at night, and at day

The Violin Player

An important and fun holiday – with a different point of view of what role death plays with us.

Gato by Posada

Cempasuchitl, the marigold, the traditional flower for Day of the Dead - to help guide spirits back to Earth for the day.


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