3 thoughts on “¡Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

  1. Well, I know the Hispanic community calls it “the day of the dead.” When Aunt Carol & I were growing up in New Orleans, we called Nov. 1st “All Saints Day” and every year with our mom and dad went to the two cemeteries where family members were buried. We’d whitewash the raised graves and make sure the grass was trimmed and we’d bring flowers from our yard (no one could afford to buy flowers back then.) We went to St. Patrick’s cemetery where my mom’s family had plots and St. Louis where my French grandmother, my sister Joan Ethel and my Uncle Johnny (Grandpa’s brother) are buried. And it wasn’t only us, there were lots of families visiting on All Saints Day – it was quite a tradition. Grandpa Henry & Grandma Virgie still went on All Saints Day until the year before Grandpa passed away.

  2. I knew the days coincided but I didn’t know your tradition for All Saints. This poster wasn’t really a part of any Dia de los Muertos decorations, we just came across it in our neighborhood and it reminded me of the skulls and colors associated with the Mexican celebration.

    PS: And yes, Henry appears to be teasing the skeleton by letting it try to bite his fingers before quickly pulling them away. (A game he sometimes plays with the living.)

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