Day of the dead
November 4, 2010
I’ll start showing you the Mexican bookmarks I received from Karen.
The first bookmark I’ll post is about the “Día de los muertos” or “Day of the dead”.
Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
Due to occurring shortly after Halloween, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, although the two are celebrated differently.
This bookmark shows a mail stamp with a skull. Here’s a closer look: