Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I usually do a big altar for Día de los Muertos on the living room floor or the dinning table. This year, however, thanks to my crawling baby I had to move it to a little corner of my apartment. It's small but just as beautiful!
I used a photo of my tio Luis, a match box shrine I made for my tia Mariela, and sugar skulls for my tia Mari, My great-grandma Natalia, and my great-uncle Arturo.
I got some Cempazuchiles (marigolds) from my parent's yard and used a few of my calavera decorations. Trust me, I have plenty!
I also used some religious images because my family is catholic.
For the food I used a pan de muerto, a glass of water, and "clay" food such as enchiladas and pan dulce. My altar was too small to use real food!
Now, you probably won't believe this but remember how I said that it is believed that our loved ones can visit us today? Well, when we got home today I found my tio Arturo's sugar skull facing to the side!!
No one touched the altar since I set it up yesterday. My boyfriend is a prankster but he swears he didn't do it so who knows!! I kind of like the idea of my tio Arturo visiting us! He was always playing with us when we were kids :D
My altar will stay up most of the month since it's "The Month of the Souls", I will probably just take off the candles and the bread though.
Hope everyone had an excellent Day of the Dead!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Day of the Dead starts today!!!
Unfortunately my computer died for good :(
But I will have a few posts today and tomorrow!
I dressed as a Calavera for a Day of the Dead festival!
How are you all celebrating Día de los Muertos?