Tuesday, November 2, 2010
día de los muertos
I love these Día de los Muertos inspired images by Gala of 666 Design. These seasonal pinup Catrinas, and so many other gorgeously inspired images can be purchased here.
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated by many people in Mexico. It is also widely celebrated in many parts of California. I love that the holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember loved ones who have parted.
In celebration of the holiday, it is traditional to build private altars in honor of the deceased laden with pictures, candles, flowers and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. It is also customary to visit graves and leave these things as gifts.