My list of dead people has been growing, in honor of them I celebrate this day, teaching my children about this tradition, I show you some day of the dead altars that we saw at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas.
Every year, in my house the custom was to go to the pantheon that day, clean the tomb and decorate it with flowers, when I was a girl we would only visit my great-grandmother and then my grandmother would take us on a tour of the pantheon to see the graves of other acquaintances.
I was very young and I didn't know my great-grandmother, just as a photo, so what I expected most that day (besides not having to go to school poruqe is a holiday) was to go buy cane and candy outside the pantheon.
Unfortunately, over time the list of totes has grown in my family and friends, every day I remember them with great affection, when I listen to some song, when as some dish they liked, when I see photos, when we count anecdotes, in short there is no day who doesn't remember them.
The day of the dead in my family I tell my children about tradition and I also tell them stories about the loved ones who have already left us.
My little muertitos are buried in several pantheons in Monterrey, so when we go there and you can, we visit them, but as I tell you, we remember them every time.
We went to visit the LCC Day of the Dead festival, every year, I like to attend these kinds of events so that my children know the traditions of my country, Mexico.
This occasion there were altars of the dead, decoration of sugar skulls or sugar skulls, crafts and activities for children, art exhibition, cartoons, painted faces, etc.
As you may know, the altar of the dead is also called the day of the dead's offering is a Mexican tradition in which we honor our loved ones who have already come before us.
It is decorated with photographs, chopped paper, candles, flowers of cempasúchil and some favorite objects of our little muertitos. Also place your favorite dish or drink.
If you are making your offering or day altars of the dead, perhaps it may be useful:
- How to make chopped paper with video and printable.
- Champurrado Recipe
- Literary Skulls
- Chocolate Skulls
- My altar from a few years ago
The altar of the dead has certain characteristics, but you can make it as elaborate or as simple as you prefer, the important thing is not to forget about our loved ones and maintain the traditions.
What do you think of the altars of the dead? How do you celebrate this day?