We already had fun with Halloween, now we have to follow it with our Mexican traditions, we made an altar of day of the dead.
Whether it's with an Altar, a Prayer, A Skull, La Catrina's makeup, attending Latin museums or simply remembering those who have already come before us, but we must celebrate our deceased.
Now that I am far from my country, I have nostalgia; my granny passed away earlier this year, my dad eleven years ago, I don't go to the pantheon so often, because we are so far away; I have other relatives who have already gone on to better life, but they're all in cemeteries of
Monterrey, I hope to visit you soon.
It occurred to me to make an Altar in honor of them, so that my children remember their great-grandmother and grandfather, that they know this Mexican tradition explain that it is an offering for them, that they will come to visit us and now they are asking what time they will arrive.
My altar I made using a table, boxes and dry ice that came in a package, you know that I like to recycle and spend as little as possible, some of the flowers I bought them, others I made them from crepe paper.
The chopped paper I made with Chinese paper and yellow 3M tape, because it had no cord; I liked it because it was yellow and because it is easier to stick the chopped paper.
I searched my house for Mexican items, which I know my little people used. I added a series of lights, to give more life, here the candles are very dangerous, especially because there are children, but I also turn them on for a little while.
To hang the chopped paper I used some crochets that are used to hold the Christmas lights, they stick tightly to the wall and leave no residue when removing them.
The elements that can not be missing in the Altar of the Dead are: A Glass of Water, Flowers of Cempaxúchitl, Food or Drink favorites of the deceased, Veladoras, A Cross, Sugar Skulls, chopped paper, paper or decorations of yellow and purple.
What would you give an offering to your deceased? In my case my offering is very peculiar, because in addition to the Typical Dead Bread of these dates, I am offering them spicy, that they loved as good Mexicans, so they can see a bottle of spicy sauce, either in the food or in the snacks we can not miss.
And the tablet chocolate, especially in cold weather, my grandfather prepared it for all the grandchildren and also added it to the mole, so I do when I prepare mold. also for a rich champurrado!
You still have a chance to make your Altar, I have seen some small made with a shoebox, some simple in a corner of your house, some with economic materials like mine and others very elaborate and similar to typical Mexico, as you you prefer, the important thing is to remember and honor our loved ones and keep our traditions alive.
You can also invite your friends to pray to your deceased, offer them dead bread and hot chocolate, maybe even throw the party big if you put some songs of those so Mexican ones that come to the heart and that remind so much of our country and our deifunt You.
Anyway, Death is very sad, but as one aunt says: Brenda "You have to turn the Leaf"
So, not because they don't see us sad or crying in every corner, it means it doesn't hurt. The pain is taken inside. For the others we will continue from Fiesta, even if inside we are taking the.
As Mexico says: The dead to the grave and the living to the mischief"
And you, how do you celebrate the Day of the Dead?
Czech more altars here "Altars for the Day of the Dead"