This Día de los Muertos weekend I have not been to a cemetery party celebrating the dead.
Perhaps because of my broken metatarsal.
But maybe because if I did that, a party of one, the English would kick me out of their silent and grey cemeteries.
But I celebrated with my mani alright. And my attitude.
I love Mexico, especially the Aztec side of it – the history.
This mani is super simple
Sugar skulls are such an amazing tradition, with a symbolism that is just so completely perfect.
I haven’t made an ofrenda to the little angelitos on the 1st, haven’t baked sweetbreads and haven’t poured whiskey on the 2nd, but I’ve celebrated with colours and thought about the Lady of the Dead, Queen of Mictlan.
How according to the pre-Columbian tradition death is a continuation of life.
Día de los Muertos is very different from Halloween and even differs in death.
There’s the feared dead, when the veil is at its thinnest and the celebrated dead, family and remembrance.
Have you celebrated All Hallows’, All Saints? Or maybe Día de Los Muertos? Is it a tradition in your family to visit the cemetery together?