Year THREE in Zacango here we come...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dia de los muertos

The Day of the Dead is a huge celebration in Mexico and this year we had the joy of experiencing this holiday in Zacango. The collage shows the preperation and finished designs of the alters that people make to honour their family members who have passed away. It is not a sad holiday but a joyous one! There is lots of eating of wonderful food (as always) and the family members favourite foods are set out on the alter. Although an alter would naturally never be made for an animal we did not discourage Hizee when she asked to make an alter for Flo. Her alter is pictured below, along with photos of the play food that she and her friends placed on Flo's grave.

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