|Part of apron fabric--"auto|
To celebrate, sugar skull candies are made and a special bread, Pan Muerto. Figures are created to represent the dead doing everyday things, like playing marimbas, being in a mariachi band, and many other activities, but always with a skull face. The tradition says that on November 1st and second, the heavens open and the souls of the dead return to earth to connect with their relatives. Not a bad way to remember those we loved. And. . .my thanks to Vanessa Portillo who told me the story of her grandfather. I am sending her good wishes through cyberspace.
This is a copy of the first part of a blog post I wrote last year and a link to the creative creations of El dia de Los Muertos And. . .I bought this apron in Santa Fe this past summer and could not resist illustrating this post with a section of the fabric.