Dia de los Muertos

Today is All Souls Day and in some cultures Dia de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. It is traditionally celebrated in Mexico, but is very popular in the Southwestern United States.

In our trips to New Mexico, we have noticed various decorations, small figurines and other such things displayed in shops.

Last year was our first visit out there in October.  It was the lead up to the celebration.  Everywhere you turned you saw life-size figures, skeletons dressed not for Halloween but to represent someone’s departed loved one.

I found a few images related to Dia de los Muertos.  Actually, I found what seemed like thousands of images.  It appears to be coming more and more popular each year.

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This one came from Wikipedia. 

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This came from a Google search, but I like this one a lot.

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Another Google image.  I like this one, she appears to be praying.

I look forward to being in New Mexico for so many reason, but as you have probably been able to tell from reading BCDC, I’m always looking for a new reason to celebrate!

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I believe in honoring our lost loved ones.  I like to believe that I honor my Parents and Grandparents each day by living my life as they taught me. 

My sister, Ele and I will be attending a Day of the Dead celebration tonight.  We are asked to bring a photo of a departed loved one and one of their favorite foods.  I’m still not sure which loved one I will pick or which food I will bring.  I’ll come up with something .  We attended last year and it was a wonderful celebration of those who have gone before. 

Happy Friday! Honor your departed loved ones today.  Happy Dia de los Muertos.

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10 responses to “Dia de los Muertos

  1. fran, i am totally with you and ele on honouring lost loved ones. that celebration tonight sounds SO interesting. a day of the dead event is not something i have heard of up here….i need to be in new mexico, obviously!! (one of many reasons to join you – haha!).
    that third image from the top fascinates me – i love the colours.
    all the best to you on this special friday!

    • Cathy, there are so many beautiful images. You should search some. Pretty amazing. I saw some others on Facebook also, but then forgot to use them! I’ll let you know how the celebration goes tonight. It was fun last year. Have a great day!

  2. John and I are going to a Dia de los Muertos party this weekend 🙂

  3. Sounds like a fun celebration, yay for NM!

  4. I was thinking of my mother who passed away 14 years ago when i was 16 today and also my father in law who died suddenly in July. So i will be honoring my lost ones today in my mind and i’m making lentil soup in honor of my father in law who loved soup (even with a migraine) today !
    Enjoy your celebration today!

  5. Love this! All the best for the celebration Fran!

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