Monday, November 2, 2009

Dia de los Muertos

So today is the second day of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of Dead if you couldn't figure that out.

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday whos origins come from Mexico and Latin America. Basically it is a day that celebrates death as opposed to mourning it. It is viewed as a celebration of a loved one passing or having passed on to the afterlife. So, death is a beginning more so than an end.

Some people view this as kind of morbid, but I see it as something really beautiful, and an amazing way to celebrate someone you care about who has passed on. To commemorate them, people often make altars in honor of their loved one, and in Mexico and other parts of Latin America it is not uncommon for families to bring the celebration out to the actual grave sites. The altars are decorated with marigolds, photos, and favorite foods or drinks of the person being honored.


I've always always always wanted to go to Mexico around this time of the year. I love all the art and culture that comes with Dia de los Muertos, not to mention it is a part of my very own culture. Some day, maaaaybe I can go. It would be amazing to say the least.

Anyway, this weekend I found a little store that sold molds to make sugar candy skulls, or calaveras. Im super excited to try and make some!


So this weekend was Halloween weekend. I hope everyone had a fun and scary time. I know I did.


Yep, that's where I get it from.

Anyhoo, damn is it really November already?

-Catalina Caterpillar

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