Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the triduum of All Hallows Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Inspiration for my halloween costume. I enjoy halloween, personally, for the festivities. It’s exciting to be something else and be surrounded by people who also just wants to enjoy the party. I believe this year I chose this particular theme because I lost both my grandmothers within months of each other and lately I’ve just been finding myself reminiscing. Now, I’m not gonna go make an alter and praise them, but more remember their spirit and how they affected my life.
P.S. Don’t forget to watch Sons of Anarchy tonight!