Saturday, November 3, 2012

Día de los Angelitos-Nov 1/2012 Oaxaca City, Mexico

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Gosh I'm tired but it's been a fabulous 3 days here in Oaxaca. Here are my videos from yesterday. Nov 1 is called Dia de Innocentes. It for the children who've passed on. We didn't go to the graveyard, I thought it might be to intense for Angel, although she insisted she'd be fine. But we had a fabulous time just following the parade.

Here's the morning and evening videos. I broke the evening video in to two parts so that it's easier to load and to watch!! Hope you enjoy it, we had a GREAT TIME! If you want to watch the complete version please visit my Youtube Channel. Gracias. Still loading the videos from Dia de Los Muertos. Got a slow connection, taking all day. Hopefully I'll get the up by tomorrow or the next day for sure ;)

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased

In most regions of Mexico, November 1 is to honor children and infants, whereas deceased adults are honored on November 2. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1 mainly as Día de los Inocentes ("Day of the Innocents") but also as Día de los Angelitos ("Day of the Little Angels") and November 2 as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos ("Day of the Dead").

Here are my 4 fave photos of the night!

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012
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Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

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