Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's Day of the Dead

Here are some pics from my favorite altars seen in Tlaquepaque, Mexico last year.
altar 2
That is all cut paper by hand as decorations, and the floor and levels are covered with flower petals and beans placed in designs or formations.

Here you can listen to our podcast about Day of the Dead (and other sundry items).

And here's a link to a post about our visit to an ancient cemetery in Guadalajara, Mexico.

And finally if you still want more, you can see all of our photos from Day of the Dead in and around Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque here.

Leave out a glass of water tonight for someone who's gone: they say that when they come back on Dia de los Muertos, they're very very thirsty.


rodger said... it Feliz Dia de los Muertos? Somehow that just doesn't sound right.

Cool pics and now I really want some loquates! I miss them having had a tree in our backyard when I was a kid in CA. I haven't seen them in years!

purpletwinkie said...

What if I wake up and the water glass is empty? :-O

little sister said...

lol @ the comments!

the pagan tradition is to leave red food/beverages because the spirits see red easier than any other color. So I cooked steaks marinated in burgundy and baked red potatoes.

and lol @ what purpletwinkie said. Either you need a humidifier or someone to rid the house of bad spirits!

patti_cake said...

that damn purple twinkie is always reading my mind and stealing my comments.....-