Day of the Dead
I never get tired of wandering around historic Old Town Albuquerque - an old Spanish settlement founded in 1706. There are several sites with information about the historic Old Town area. I only picked out two of the sites. Here are a few photos I took along our walk...just to give you a taste of the old southwest....
|San Felipe de Neri Church rebuilt in 1793|
We walked around the Plaza surrounded by traditional adobe style buildings doing a little window shopping, wandering down little alley ways, smelling delicious spicy aromas, and viewing a variety of artwork.
It is always a peaceful walk. I find the multi-cultural artwork and the southwest colors are very inspiring.
Old Town is getting ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead and All Souls Day. The Mexicans have celebrated the Day of the Dead for centuries.
Later, the Spaniards moved the celebration date to coincided with their All Souls Day with the Day of the Dead to keep the ritual more Christian.
If you want to read more about the history, please click on the following links:
Today, depending on the location the Day of the Dead is celebrated in many ways. Basically, it is a time to honor the dead by playing their favorite music and fixing their favorite foods. This is a wonderful way to remember loved ones and to celebrate life.
Here's a Treasury filled with Day of the Dead artwork. Enjoy!