While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

Saturday, October 31, 2009

El Día de los Muertos

El Día de los Muertos, originally uploaded by Celeste M.

The photographer tells us:

"Walking with my camera today in East Village Arts District, I came upon a special three-day installation showing a typical altar that might be seen in a Mexican home for the Day of the Dead.

I met the artist, Ivan Deavy, who kindly explained some of the customs observed during a time believed to allow spirits of the dead to enter the living world temporarily. Petals are scattered on the floor to give the spirits a path to follow. Photos allow the spirits to know they are thought of, and favorite food and drink are also signs of welcome. More about Day of the Dead at Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead"

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