Feliz Día de los Muertos!

Day of the Dead is celebrated tomorrow and Friday in Mexico. This week I’m finally feeling the spirit.

Here is the altar I put up yesterday in our living room:

… and the Pan de Muerto I had for breakfast, purchased from La Puerta Abierta Bakery in Roma. (Verdict: thumbs up, although it didn’t have any orange-blossom water.)

Here’s our small-but-growing collection of oficios, which are palm-sized figurines depicting various professions. This year we scored with the chef lady and some skeleton dudes reverse-dunking a basektball. (Those dudes aren’t pictured, because they’re on the altar itself.)

And the skull-shaped earrings I bought at Mercado de Medellín!

Hope you all have a fantastic Day of the Dead, and that you remember your loved ones who’ve passed on.

More on Day of the Dead from The Mija Chronicles:
How to Make a Day of the Dead Altar
A Plain but Lovely Pan De Muerto
A Visit to Toluca’s Fería de Alfeñique (Sugar-Skull Market)
Traditional Day of the Dead Candy

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5 Responses to “Feliz Día de los Muertos!”
  1. Lauren Aloise

    What a great altar! Hope you guys had a great day.

    • Lesley

      Thanks Lauren! Crayton has tomorrow off so I think we’ll enjoy some quiet time then. Have been enjoying all the pan de muerto and cempasúchil everywhere, though. I love this time of year.

  2. Ana Sofia

    It’s wonderful!

    • Lesley

      Thank you! The flowers are pretty dried out now, so I’m guessing I’ll take it down this weekend. Sort of bummed — I really liked having this in my living room. Saludos!

  3. I do respect this tradition even though some people do not. I am trying to catch up to all comments…Hurricane Sandy took us by surprise. We are well, but others did suffer…..

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