Día de Muertos

There’s something eerily beautiful about Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead); with the abundance of flowers, skull painted faces, and a plethora of candlelight. Marigolds and chrysanthemums (flowers of the dead) are used for decoration because it is believed the scent of the flowers will help guide the returning souls back home. Skulls are also an essential part of the symbolism in Mexico for the Day of the Dead – dating back to the Aztecs who believed they were a positive symbol, not only for death but also for rebirth.  Whatever the meaning is, we like it…

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Casa Ramirez Folk Art Shop, Houston, Texas Casa Ramirez Folk Art Shop, Houston, Texas
A Chapel door in Zincacantan, Chipas, Mexico decorated on Day of the Dead A Chapel door in Zincacantan, Chipas, Mexico decorated on Day of the Dead
Marigolds in Oaxaca, Mexico Marigolds in Oaxaca, Mexico
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Celebrating Day of the Dead, Guatemala Celebrating Day of the Dead, Guatemala
Skull Plate Skull Plate
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Flowers in San Miguel Canoa, Mexico Flowers in San Miguel Canoa, Mexico