Texas to Mexico

Discriptions, pictures, recipes & monologue of life for a Texan in Mexico. The Mexico experience...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

El Dia de los Muertos

Today in Torreon I could see people in family groups getting ready for their holiday. There were people at the grocery stores buying the favorite foods of their departed family members. I saw very elaborately dressed groups of Tarahumara Indian women walking together for the celebration. This evening there are children's parties to celebrate the "angelitos" or the little angels who left this world too soon. There are tiny Pan de Muerto sold to celebrate their tiny spirits. The view of death in Mexico with this celebration much different from the macabre view of skeletons & skulls during Halloween in the States.


Blogger Lauren said...

"Did you buy neat things?", Lauren inquired....."No, how much sugar did you really need?" Dee responded....who knew all of those skeletons are candy!!! Wow, talk about a halloween.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Nothing to buy, don't need the sugar skulls! Do think the ones I saw made of rice crispies with M&M eyes were funny though. Also, one too many skeletons in the closet already! ha, ha!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Did I miss a picture of the rice krispie skulls? Those sound like fun.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Yes,next post below. Also, most skull, skeleton, coffins in top photo are candy!

12:11 PM  

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