Día de los Muertos (Day of The Dead) 2018

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Día de los Muertos

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

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November Is Here!

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For about a week now, I’m watching the leaves changing into their new colorful dresses. It went like almost overnight. And it seems that they are more colorful than usual, this year. I wonder, if all this good rain from October has something to do with it. While I waited for Sara and Katelynn to come home from school, I walked up and down to capture some photos on our street. A Mockingbird greeted me, when I walked by the neighbor’s house. She sang the song of Autumn and soon much cooler days ahead.

November will be very busy for us, this year: Today is the Witches New Year (Samhain); tomorrow we celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); on Sunday we change our clocks back one hour (Daylight Saving will be over); the NASCAR races are coming to town this weekend; Election Day is around the corner; than we have festivities for to honor our Veterans on the following weekend; Fall Break and Thanksgiving is later in the month; and then it’s time to get  lights out of the attic, and buy a fresh tree for Christmas.

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My Sugar Skull Pumpkin

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This is my first pumpkin, celebrating “Día de los Muertos”. While I was decorating it, I also did some research and learned a lot of new information about the colors. I had to take the greens and blues off the stem, and put some red and yellow around it. Since my marigold (Cempazuchitl) are dead from the slight freeze in October, I used some pot marigold from the backyard garden instead.

  • Purple – Signifies pain, suffering, grief, and mourning
  • Pink – Celebration
  • White – Purity and hope
  • Orange – Sun
  • Red – The blood of life
  • Yellow – Cempazuchitl are marigolds that symbolize death. Petals are used to make                                  a trail so that the spirits can see the path to their altars.
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My first Sugar Skull Pumpkin

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¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! (Day of The Dead)

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Dia de los Muertos in Walt Disney World’s Epcot “Mexico”

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