Monday, October 20, 2008

Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead is quickly approaching (Nov. 2nd), and I've been quite busy creating custom sugar skulls and various decorative pieces. I'm hoping to create an altar in memory of my Grandfather this year. To create your own traditional altar, you'll need: a photo of your departed loved one, a food offering (their favorite food perhaps), candles, marigold flowers, and a sugar skull (often these skulls will feature the loved ones name). However, your altar is personal, and you can have whatever you'd like. It's about your memories and what brings you closest to your loved one. I've added a link to a video that shows some very large altars, and explains the meaning behind "Dia de los Muertos":

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