Dia de Los Muertos; Las Catrinas


In Mexico November 1st is celebrated to honor day of the dead (Dia de Los Muertos). People celebrate and honor their ancestors by visiting their graves if they can, and also putting up altars in their homes with remembrances of their loved ones, and foods that they used to enjoy. The Catrina skeleton doll was started by a Mexican printmaker/lithographer, Jose Guadalupe Posada, in 1910 or so, and is a satirazation of the Mexicans who Posada thought were embracing the ways of the Europeans in the pre-revolutionary era. The dolls now have been embraced as part of this celebration on November 1st, along with other customs that go with the day.

I took a few photos in the Mercado (marketplace) in San Antonio, Texas while I was there recently

Remembering my ancestors and celebrating life in death.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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16 Responses to Dia de Los Muertos; Las Catrinas

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    Those colors are incredible! I’d no idea of the history behind the Catrina skeleton dolls. Fascinating! Thanks, Angeline.


  2. rommel says:

    We have the same practices in the Philippines. But not the eskeletons. It looks so so cool!


  3. Death looks very colourful, Angeline. Great captures. πŸ™‚


  4. Amy says:

    Gorgeous colors! Chinese Ghost Festival is in August, one of the traditions is burning “paper money”…


  5. Paula says:

    Thank you for sharing this Angeline πŸ™‚ I showed our tradition on this day too.


  6. Living in New Mexico, I got so into ” The Day of The Dead”!!! Just love it and miss it so much… Great images…


  7. The colors are fabulous.


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