Nov 20, 2008

Day Of The Dead Altar Pátzcuaro Mexico

During the Day of the Dead in Mexico altars with offerings for the deceased are set up in homes and public places. This altar was set up in a courtyard.

Altars typically include marigolds, paper cut outs, candles and photos of the deceased. Offerings of food and drink are also carefully placed. Each is its own piece of art.

6 comments:

Fly Girl said...

This is my favorite altar yet, I love the colors and the elegance that was used in arranging the cut-outs.

Catherine said...

We are both certainly getting a lot of mileage out of this year's day of the Dead Festival!! It must be the richest festival photographically??

north sulawesi said...

mm...colorful pic...

Wendy said...

Fly Girl, so much is put into these. It is a true labor of love.

Catherine, It is def one of the most photographic festivals.

North Sulawesi, thank you for stopping by.

Nomadic Matt said...

i love these photos!!!

Romy said...

Beautiful altar ~ most especial!