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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dia de los Muertos

On November 1st and 2nd, we will be honoring our deceased loved ones.


Stopping by, to give Grandma and Grandpa a little kiss.

Looking at the doggy images, on other lovely headstones...




Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead, is a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico. The festivities begin on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, when deceased children are remembered. The following day is when adult spirits are said to come home, gathering to enjoy a brief night of earthy pleasures.
Mexican sugar skull molds.

Each skull represents someone who has died and the deceased's name is lettered across the forehead.
Besides the sugar skulls, photographs, personal belongings and favorite foods are placed on the altar.

Pan de muerto (bone shaped egg bread)


dulce de calabaza (candied pumpkin)

Thanks to our friends from Mexico, for sharing this lovely holiday.

It's nice to remember our loved ones, in a celebratory way.
Love,
Wyatt and Stanzie

31 comments:

  1. Yes, we have lots of loved ones to remember on their day, as well. The memories are wonderful.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  2. those sugar skulls are really cool (and kind of creepy at the same time)

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  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate the spirits. I like the sugar skulls, they are so festive. Very cool!

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  4. We too celebrate Dia de los muertos! Love the pictures!!!

    Hugs & smoochies!! XOXO
    Hailey

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  5. It sure is lovely to remember our loved ones.
    I expect a shrine of rememberance to be built in my honour once I'm gone!

    Noah x

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  6. Our Dad has a degree in Spanish so we always speak of this Mexican holiday every year. Thank you for doing such a great post about it.


    XOXO
    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

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  7. Wyatt, this is a beautiful post. I had heard about the Day of the Dead, but I didn't know about any of the traditions. I think we will celebrate this year as we have lost some dear ones over the last few years.

    Your pal, Pip

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  8. Thanks for shareing, it is important to remember the family and pets that have passed on.
    See Yea George xxx

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  9. What a special post!

    Thanks for sharing it along with the history behind it!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra and The Golden Khousins

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  10. Thank you for sharing all that info, we celebrate on that day cause its a fun way to honor the loved ones that have passed.

    That is very sweet you went and gave your grandpawents kisses.

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  11. That is so furry cool. We are celebrating All Saints Day at church!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

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  12. VERY much informative. The pics are grrrreat. Thanks for showing and telling us all of this.

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  13. We remember our deceased on Nov.1, All Souls Day, in the Catholic Church. We loved reading about the Mexican tradition. Our humans miss their departed very much and try to remember the good times together with them.

    Nice post.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  14. We were drawn to the Cemetery and had a nice walk at dusk. It must have been the spirits call us because we had never done that before. We were just driving by like a hundred times before. Hmmm.

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  15. They have a parade here in our town, but I'm not allowed to go see it because there are too many peoples!!!

    But I will keep an eye out for a mini-Wyatt! :)

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  16. Wyatt & Stanzie..thanks for sharing this important event with us.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  17. we loved your post today thanks for the wee lesson it's nice to discover new things - loves and licks x

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  18. Thanks for sharing the facts about this holiday - several years ago, when my Mom lived in Taos, NM for part of the year, she would take me on the "high" road from Santa Fe to Taos to see all the little churches that New Mexicans visit on their Dia de los Muertos pilgrimage to these sacred spots - it was very interesting. I had never seen the sugar skulls or other sweets - thanks Wyatt, again, for telling!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon and Mom

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  19. An interesting contribution!
    The Internet makes easy to learn each other. A nice tradition
    Lots of love
    Mischka

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  20. Oh, thank you for explaining that holiday to us. I never really knew what it meant but gosh, it's really nice. It's so impawtant to remember all those we've luved who aren't with us anymore.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  21. What a wonderful tribute.

    Love,
    Teddy Bear

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  22. Wyatt...that was the coolest post ever!!! We just got tortured in the yard dressing up in costumes...by the time it was over the score was Scruffy 10, Mumsie 2...but she did get some great pix...honestly, the things we put up with for these hoomans...

    Kisses, dear and thank you for the lovely post!

    Lacie Cakes

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  23. Aww, this was a really cool post. I liked learning about the day of the dead.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  24. Very cool. The sugar skulls are a little scary. I love your autumn theme on your blog.

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  25. Great post Wyatt!!! I think it would be great to celebrate la dia de los muertos this year! Thanks for all the good info Wyatt!

    Slobber,
    Droopy

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  26. Wyatt!
    I know pretty well about Dia de Muertos!
    That day is my birthday! And my cake is always a Pan de Muerto!
    Your explained it sooooo well!
    Thanks a lot!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  27. what a lovely way to celebrate your lost loved ones


    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  28. I have never heard of this before, thanks for sharing these special ways of honoring loved ones who have passed.

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  29. purrty cool. Dia de los Muertos is a pretty big celebration around here
    Benny & Lily

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  30. Indeed a wonderful way to celebrate and remember the wonderful people who've touched our lives :)

    Really luv the sugar skull tradition. Fun, festive and pretty! :)

    Thank you for sharing your Dia de los Muertos festivities,
    Roo

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  31. Remembering our loved ones who have passed on is always a good thing. The colorful candy skulls and tasty breads are an interesting tradition. Down in Phoenix(AZ) there is always a lot of Dia de los Muertos stuff! Nice photos.
    Smooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

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