Saturday, November 01, 2008

Days of the Dead

The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is celebrated today and tomorrow. It is a Mexican holiday, but many people in San Diego will also be celebrating. A tradition for the day is to build an altar to honor the deceased which is decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Some may also visit grave sites and leave these items as offerings or ofrenda.These photos are from a shop in Old Town.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jilly said...

The models and costumes are amazing. Love your photographs. This must be something amazing to see. Oh those Mexican colours!

Sat Nov 01, 12:30:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of back in the day when the band Oingo Boingo was popular.

Mon Nov 03, 08:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous ilovephotoblogs said...

Great photos. I've included your blog in a recent posting "20 Awesome Photography Blogs - San Diego". Please check it out when you have a moment. Best of luck and keep up the great work!

Mon Nov 10, 07:07:00 PM PST  

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