Monday, November 8, 2010

Día de los Muertos: Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, was celebrated in true Mexican style in Houston Heights last week. Día de los Muertos is observed by many Mexicans and some Mexican Americans. The procession, marigolds, incense, dancers, sugar skulls, food and personal altars to honor deceased family members were part of the Houston Heights celebration, organized and hosted by Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery.

A celebrant.

Día de los Muertos procession headed down 19th Street in historic Houston Heights.

Dancers honor the deceased on Day of the Dead.

A gigantic, colorful skull dominated the procession, then was parked outside Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery.

Day of the Dead altars honor the deceased.

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Sugar skulls for adding to personal altars.

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  1. What a nice thing to do,do they honor the graves to?

  2. Hi tinsel,
    Yes they do honor the graves, placing food, flowers and favorite items of the deceased at the grave.

  3. This is so interesting! And so COLORFUL as well! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day and a wonderful week!

  4. I love these beautiful costums, thanks for the pictures

  5. These costumes are so happy! You will be also happy if you watch them. Thanks for these photos! :)