Day of Muertos #2.

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Fluttering eyelashes…

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Stage right.

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Stage left.

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Altar to the dead. The small skulls above tend to be in sugar. And often bear the names of the living.

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A freshly built oven. To cook “el pan de muertos”, the bread of the dead:

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IMG_7209Altars often display photographs of the departed. The old lady on top is shown younger, left, and at her wedding in the fifties, right.

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The departed’s favourite food is displayed. Similar altars are made at the cemeteries, and relatives wait through the night until a whiff of air means the dead have sampled the food, and the living can now eat.

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A selfie?

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Catrinas ready to dance…

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Let the danse macabre begin…

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Thank you for dancing with the Catrinas. May be continued if you so wish…

Enjoy your week-end.

 

 

53 thoughts on “Day of Muertos #2.

  1. So awesome. Your photos make me wish I could see it in person. It must be such an wonderful atmosphere to be able to walk around and be part of all that. Hugs

    • After so many years in Mexico one becomes used to it a bit. But this year’s celebrtion was particularly well done. The dancers in particular. I still have more. Will post next week prob’. Have a great week-end.

  2. Beautiful photos ~ you capture the scene so well…and makes me wish someday to join in the celebrations and to dance with the Catrinas 🙂 Look forward to seeing more.

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