Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos
is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans living here in the U.S. A celebration for the decesed.
The biggest celebration I have seen was a few years ago in San Miguel de Allende.
The Jardin was full of flower vendors selling bunches of marigolds; the shops and street vendors had sugar skulls, wooden masks, and all sorts of skeletons. Private altars were everywhere. Retablos featuring the dead were on display and for sale everywhere. One still hangs in my kitchen. Everything related to skeletons and the dead was presented in a festive way…. A way of honoring their deceased relatives.
Of course Houston has a huge Hispanic population, and celebrations will be going on in multiple ways at dozens of places. Here in the Heights it is a community project. Making Day of the Dead a community effort has been a part of the Brooke Smith community and the Brooke Smith Heights Art Coalition for several years. This celebration grows stronger each year.
Check out their Facebook page for all the details. Brooke Smith Day of the Dead
See the poster. Come visit Brooke Smith Day of the Dead!
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