Dia De Los Muertos, or Day Of The Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to a
pre-Columbian past. This is a time for families to recognize and remember the souls of
the departed. However this is not a time for mourning - this is a time to enjoy life.
After all, Life is for the living.
Frances Ann Day summarizes the three-day celebration, the Day of the Dead—
|“||On October 31, All Hallows Eve, the children make a children's altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations.||”|
—Frances Ann Day, Latina and Latino Voices in Literature
I was honored to have my work featured in the 23rd annual Dia De Los Muertos
celebration at Maude Kerns Art Center.
This is my third year participating in this joyous celebration featuring art, music,
and some fantastic dancing.
I hope these photos help to ignite some bright ideas for celebration with your friends
and family during this time of the year. I know that it has for me.
For more information visit Maude Kerns Art Center.