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Dia De Los Muertos 1 of 5

 

Some people think this celebration is a bit grotesque...  

but it's really a beautiful thing.  Those who have passed on are so

loved and revered that they are remembered with great fanfare and

respect. They are often depicted on their wedding day... as presumably

it was the happiest day of their life - and they were at their healthiest

and most beautiful.  Their favorite foods will be served, and their

families gather around to play their favorite music and reminisce.

 

photoblog image Dia De Los 2016 22 b.jpg

photoblog image Dia De Los 2016 30.jpg

Dia De Los Muertos 1 of 5

 

Some people think this celebration is a bit grotesque...  

but it's really a beautiful thing.  Those who have passed on are so

loved and revered that they are remembered with great fanfare and

respect. They are often depicted on their wedding day... as presumably

it was the happiest day of their life - and they were at their healthiest

and most beautiful.  Their favorite foods will be served, and their

families gather around to play their favorite music and reminisce.

 

photoblog image Dia De Los 2016 22 b.jpg

photoblog image Dia De Los 2016 30.jpg

comments (20)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Nov 2017, 00:26
Joli maquillage mais qui fait peur.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I like the flowers! smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 13 Nov 2017, 01:36
Wonderful shot and thank you for the explanation.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks very much, Beth! And you're welcome!
So very different from those in our culture who don't want to even talk about death, as though it were a disease!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, Ginnie! Very special!!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2017, 06:30
I think this might make me feel very sad
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Perhaps - but that's why they celebrate... they miss those who have passed, and choose to remember them in celebration.
  • Chris
  • No Nowhere
  • 13 Nov 2017, 06:31
If this is tradition then it's fine
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is. Apparently started by the Aztec's some 3000 years ago.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Nov 2017, 06:39
That is a wonderful lady and she has a wonderful body paint job done. This is what I like different cultures we learn so much. Thank you, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: She was just beautiful in her wedding gown!
Dia de los Muertos was started by the Aztecs about 3000 years ago!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Nov 2017, 06:46
I think it’s quite attractive, but my personal taste would be for some simpler cosmetics.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I do, too, Chad! Well - we won't sign you up for the face painting then! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Nov 2017, 07:00
Tank you for your explanation. The make up for this must take a long while to apply.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're welcome! People line up at the celebration to have their faces painted by artists - it's fun to watch!
Surprenante coutume , mais si elle les rend heureux , pourquoi pas ..
Merci pour les explications
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well, that's right! smile To each their own! The custom was started by the Aztecs 3000 years ago! Thank you, Claudine!
Not my thing but if that is what people want to do then fair enough
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well they've been doing it for 3000 years so.... smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Nov 2017, 08:25
Well...I love it!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too!
Works for me Ellie..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too, Michael!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Nov 2017, 09:28
I see there some Mexican inflience - I read about those customs - the images are wonderful.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The custom is Mexican - as it was started by the Aztecs 3000 years ago! Thank you!
The same day is all Souls Day is it not? Love the photo of this wonderful face painting.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Ummmm... Not sure - Dia de low Muertos is November 1st... is All Souls the 2nd?
Thank you, Mary!
Good portrait, Ell, and I like the leg shot also. I'll miss seeing this this year...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Frank! I'm glad you like these! I'm sorry you missed it :-(
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Nov 2017, 12:17
Strange business. In the last few years, we have lost both our parents and grandparents - due to old age. Now I am thinking - whose favourite food will we eat during such a festival? Either have four meals, or a four course meal smile Your explanation of this event is the clearest I have read to date.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: ALL the favorite foods!!!! A big buffet!!!
It's really quite simple - but some tend to muddy it with other details.
The pictures are very good but I find the idea of the celebration a bit strange and disturbing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Brian!
When you consider it started with the Aztecs about 3000 years ago, it may make a little more sense. Although the Spaniards converted Mexico to Christianity, there are still some customs they hold dear... celebrating those who have passed is one of them.
You have brought out the beauty...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Larry - that's what I was hoping to do!
Not my bag, but to each their own - and it makes a good pic!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well that's right - and they've been doing it for 3000 years so... who are we to tell them! smile
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 14 Nov 2017, 19:20
Excellent portrait capture with great makeup artistry!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Steven!

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