I really wish we celebrated the Day of the Dead here in the US. Because I’d celebrate this holiday with more enthusiasm than all of the others. Skulls, flowers, bright colors, who could ask for more?!
Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a (mostly) Mexican holiday connected with All Saints’ Day. It’s celebrated on November 1 and 2 by praying for and remembering friends and family members who have died. Since people like to say we Americans steal everything, I think we should ‘adopt’ this into our culture. Maybe I’ll start this year? I can create an altar for my loved ones whom I miss dearly. Don’t you think that’s a sweet way to remember them?
Well, what spurrred this little conversation, is the beaded skulls of Cathrine Martin. The limited edition pieces were created with the Huichol people of Western Mexico. They are intricate and quite beautiful, and sold out.