Tuesday, September 11, 2012


According to that bastion of encyclopedic knowledge and truth, Wikipedia, the Day of the Dead celebration "focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed." Since Catholics always like to barge in and take over everyone else's holidays, Halloween gets its toes stepped on because "the celebration takes place on November 1st, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2)". 

"Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls" (This is intriguing!), "marigolds" (The official flower of the Day of the Dead), "and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

If I were the one being celebrated, there would be all the chocolate skulls and In-N-Out milkshakes you could eat while jammin' to Michael Jackson dance music turned up LOUD.  
I'm just sayin'. 

Meet Rosa, the 2nd of my Dia de los Muertos portraits:

6" x 6" / Oil on Canvas Panel
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    1. Thank you, Greg. I'm having fun with this series. And I'm enjoying seeing you post your photos online. You're on a roll! Keep up the good work.