Wednesday, November 2, 2011
And Yesterday was Day of the Dead
Sure we celebrate Halloween on October 31. (Or when it's on a Monday like it was this year we celebrate it on Saturday, Sunday AND Monday.) But November 1 is All Saint's Day and November 2 is All Soul's Day and for some folks and for our Mexican neighbors the Day of the Dead is celebrated. Shrines are erected to relatives and friends who are gone. This simple outdoor one was at the Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center when we walked on the eastern part of the hike and bike trail yesterday. Here is a picture from four years ago at Fonda San Miguel of their shrine.