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Day of the Dead Celebrations!

Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead?  I do. Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is the Mexican holiday when people celebrate and honor loved ones who have passed away. Celebrations typically run from Halloween, October 31, to All Saints Day, November 2. Non-Mexicans may recognize the sugar skull aesthetic from their friends’ ill-advised Halloween costumes, but many may not realize where the iconography of skeletons bearing flowers, fruit and candy comes from. Is it even possible for someone who isn’t from Mexico to celebrate the holiday without being an annoying gringo? It’s complicated, but not impossible. So I give it a try each year.  Above is my quick painting of the skull seen all  over Mexico this week.  And check out the video below.

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