Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Day of the Dead

Last night we went out in Cuernavaca to experience the Day of the Dead. It was not as creepy as I expected. The main point of the day (the holiday actually lasts for 3 days) is to celebrate the lives of the dead. There are altars set up for loved ones who have passed away and people can visit them and offer candles, and then you receive some kind of drink or food in return. Most people weren't dressed up but there is a slight influence from Halloween during day of the dead. Some kids dress up in devil or skeleton costumes and walk around with pumpkins asking for money instead of candy. I could write much more but I have a lot of homework to do so the pictures will have to speak for themselves. Here is a glimpse of last night.

Love always, Shelby

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