Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Day of the Dead





Nov. 1st and 2nd are the two biggest holidays of the year here from what I have been told. The 1st is All souls day (The Day of the Dead) and the next day is All saints day. The people all go to the cemetery and spend the day and many spend the night there. Some are lighting candles, praying for their dead, praying to their dead, or just honoring their dead. We went there and I guess I expected a more somber note, but the atmosphere was more like a huge party. They were grilling, drinking, playing cards, and selling their wares. I include some pics of the day and then the night.



1 comment:

Jim said...

Reminds me a lot of Mexico - see my post at:

http://cottrillcompass.com/blog/2005/days-of-the-dead-an-introduction.html