Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture-Dia de los Muertos

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Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends at the gravesight of their dearly departed. They pray for the people who have died. It’s a national holiday celebrated in November.

Traditionally, family and friends go to cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed. They create private altars containing their favorite foods and beverages, photos and memorabilia. The intent is to encourage visits by the souls of the departed. Prayers and comments from the living are directed to the souls. Celebrations can take on a humorous tone, as celebrants remember funny events and anecdotes of the departed.

We purchased this lovely couple when we visited Cozumel, Mexico on our 45th anniversary. Many people have seen it in our home. They are always shocked to hear that they were purchased for that special occasion. They feel it’s a bit morbid. We thought it represented that our love will last until we die.

As they say, “Art is in the eye of the observer.”

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  8. So adorable Issy and I agree with you and your hubby’s thought on the meaning of this lovely couple. Great post for the entry hon and love what you did with the photo’s. 🙂 *hugs*

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