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Art Show: Day of the Dead

Celebration

by Marina Owens

Banner for Day of the Dead art show

Art: Celebration  by Artist Marina Owens
While death is a topic largely avoided in the USA, the remembrance of deceased loved ones is traditional among diverse cultures around the world. November 2 (Day of the Dead) is a day particularly dedicated to this festivity.

In Mexico, on this day, family members gather at the cemetery for gravesite reunions. They spruce up the graves and decorate them with marigold petals, or crosses covered with marigold flowers, candles or wreaths.
Some bring along picnic baskets, bottles of tequila for toasting the departed or even a mariachi band to lead a heartfelt sing-along. Local merchants set up provisional stands outside the cemetery gates to sell food, drinks and flowers.
It's a colorful celebration!

This is an entry in the EBSQ "Day Of The Dead" Show.


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