Dia De Los Muertos 2010Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Well, it's been almost a month but I can't let any more time go by without showing these pics of Dia de los Muertos that Leslie and I went to again at Bare Hands Gallery in B'ham (which unfortunately is closing at the end of the year).
Dia de los Muertos is the holiday celebrated in Mexico and some other Hispanic countries to celebrate loved ones who have passed away. It's been going on for over 3000 years and is sometimes here called simply 'Day of the Dead'.
The Aztecs and other civilizations there viewed death as a "continuation of life...To them life was a dream..." so altars are made for family and friends with their favorite things - food, flowers, objects that represented their time here on earth: