Dia de Los Muertos

Mr and Mrs Muertos

Evangeline Chavez 2010

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an Indigenous Mexican tradition that has combined European Catholic beliefs and practices about remembering and honoring those that have passed.

In Mexico family and friends visit cemeteries, during All Souls Day to clean and clear gravesites. They are then ornamented with altars and adorned with several treasures, such as papel picado and marigolds. Favorite foods and belongings are offered to loved ones. Candles are lit; song and chants are sung in hopes that spirits will hear our mortal voices and join us in celebration. Others affectionately create altars to their loved ones in their homes.

~ by Evangeline Art Photography on November 6, 2011.

2 Responses to “Dia de Los Muertos”

  1. The parade for the Dia De Los Muertos is a must for people to see. The art work, the costumes and time putting on this pararade is one that you do not see everyday.

  2. I hope this couple can spare me over another year before they come to my house! Great photo!

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