Día de los Muertos- or Day of the Dead
My inspiration this year for Halloween!
Ever since I wrote my final paper on the holiday in my college ‘Death and Dying’ class it has been an interesting subject to me- even more so after our trip to San Antonio where they had all sorts of related items in the markets.
It is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends that mourn and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. A common symbol of the holiday is the skull- or calavera – thus the idea of painting one’s face. Do a google search for ‘Day of the Dead makeup’- seriously it won’t disappoint.
For more background of the holiday, if you’re interested- check out this website:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead