Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Day Of The Dead

Today is the Beginning of the Day of the Dead celebrations. If you live in Mexico, this is a big deal. And the local art museum decided to do a celebration and an exhibition around Dia Los Muertos.

I am sure there are a few individuals who are saying what is this? On November 1 and 2 individuals build altars and say prayers for deceased members of their families. It's a family celebration. It's a time when individuals actually celebrate the lives of those they have lost.

Often we think that memorials of the ones we have lost need to be dark and dreary. But not in this celebration. It is full of color and life.

Here are a few of the pictures from this local celebration.
I absolutely love this piece that was part of the exhibition. I love how the artist used a guitar which is usually used to create different forms of art to make something totally different.
Frida Kahlo is one of the individuals I always think of when I see anything that celebrates traditional Mexican culture. She embraced it, and this is the altar that someone created for her at the local museum.

And then this one shows how all of the colors are put together to celebrate the loved ones.

So are any of you doing anything for Day of the Dead?

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