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Dia De Los Muertos!

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on October 30, 2008

Dia De Los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends. It is a day for honoring your loved ones. The actual holiday is this coming week-end. November 1st honors deceased infants and children, and November 2nd honors deceased adults. There were a lot of preparations going on at Olvera Street for this week-end; many altars decorated for loved ones, with sugar skulls, fruit, bread, candles, flowers and more. You can read more about it at the Olvera St. link I put up in my last post. There were a lot of people and some kids on school field trips. There is no relationship to our Halloween – they are totally different. To see all the photos, click this link to my web site.

The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

Along with going to Olvera St., we walked over to Philippes for lunch and then over to Union Station to take more photographs. It was a great day. Not too hot – it was in the 80’s, but there was a nice breeze. Willie, Carol and I took many photos and I will share more from my day here with you. The above couple are a good representation of the celebration to come. There will be so many people there this week-end! Well, until tomorrow – it may be more Olvera Street or inside Union Station. Please come back to see.

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