Wordless Wednesday: Dia de los Muertos Party photo

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Wordless Wednesday: Dia de los Muertos Party photo

 

Dia de los Muertos personal photo

 

We attended a Dia de los Muertos party in Cardiff on November 2nd, our second time attending - lots of people, abundant food, music, and a delightful time with lots of people dressed up and with their faces painted as is tradition. Common decorations include calacas (skeletons) and calaveras (skulls).

 

Dia de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") is a Mexican tradition (but celebrated in many places I understand), at Halloween time. It’s a celebration of life and death, a time when the spirits of departed friends and family return to visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2 (I’ve seen a number of different interpretations of this holiday, and the dates, when looking online).

 

The Day of the Dead tradition is celebrated with special altars, with objects and photos to remember and honor the loved ones who have passed - for me it was my sister and my Dad, for my wife both her parents.

 

Included are favorite foods and drinks or special remembrances (“ofrendas”) of the departed to entice their spirits to come visit. Altars are decorated with marigolds, which supposedly guide the spirits to the altars because of their color and scent.

 

If you are interested I posted some more photos on my Instagram page.

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Raymond Henson
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Sounds like a fun time and I enjoyed your Instagram pictures!

Nov 06, 2019 05:28 PM #1
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It WAS fun Raymond Henson . I did not get my face painted as I did last year but it was a lively event with great food. And it was really neat to see the photos, and all the tributes to departed friends and family.

Jeff

Nov 06, 2019 05:32 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Jeff- I've heard of the Day of the Dead but never known of anyone celebrating it. It does sound like a fun time!!!

Nov 06, 2019 06:01 PM #3
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Morning Jeff.

Sound like a fun time, it also sounds like you had a great time at the event.

Nov 07, 2019 01:19 AM #4
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Sharon Lee
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I think I've heard of this holiday but never knew what anyone did. Looks very festive. 

Nov 07, 2019 02:27 AM #5
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Brian England
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That is a great looking couple and I am glad you had fun at the Dia de los Muertos party!

Nov 07, 2019 05:26 AM #6
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS - I never heard of this tradition but it fits in which Halloween and all hallows.

Nov 07, 2019 05:58 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Jeff. I never knew about this and found this fascinating and neat.

Nov 07, 2019 06:13 AM #8
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Hello Jeff - Dare I say this Dia De Los Muertos party event looks and seems quite festive?  Quite lively, I am sure.  

Nov 07, 2019 06:17 AM #9
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Hi Kathy Streib  - I don't recall hearing about it until we moved here from Boston.

We went to a big celebration in Oldtown at a cemetary some years ago - it was pretty interesting a fun to see how people celebrate.

Jeff

Nov 07, 2019 08:52 AM #10
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It WAS fun James Dray and we know the family quite well and are good friends...and have met several generations over the years!

Jeff

Nov 07, 2019 08:54 AM #11
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It's definitely a time of celebration Sharon Lee  - I think it's a pretty cool tradition!

Jeff

Nov 07, 2019 10:49 AM #12
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Thanks Brian England  We had a great time although I was getting a cold and that put a damper on things for me!

Jeff

Nov 07, 2019 10:50 AM #13
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I didn't know anything about it until we moved here in 2005 Grant Schneider . This tradition seems to have a long history!

Jeff

Nov 07, 2019 10:51 AM #14
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Thanks Sheila Anderson . It really is a fun, and interesting, family tradition.

It was indeed Michael Jacobs . There were well over 100 people there with lots of costumes, hats, and fun face painting. It's a big deal in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Jeff

Nov 07, 2019 10:54 AM #15
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Abby Stiller
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS The Country I was born "Nicaragua" also celebrates El Dia de los muertos, but the tradition is to just go the cemetery and bring flowers to your love ones. I didn't know much about the Mexican tradition until I saw the movie " Coco" 

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Hi Jeff,  Thanks for sharing your party experience with us.  It sounds like you had an enjoyable time.

Nov 07, 2019 08:06 PM #17
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