Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vida de los muertos

I am really getting excited for fall.I like all the holidays, cool weather so I will be able to walk the dogs more often and all the family gatherings. I went to Joann's craft store yesterday and they already have Thanksgiving stuff for sale. Just a reminder of how fast time flies by. I found some great fabric for Dia de los Muertos or All Saints day. This is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latinos living in the U.S. and Canada. This holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It begins on November 1st and All Souls' day which occurs on Nov. 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite food and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. I went to a sewing class with my niece today and begin to make these purses/bags and I am still deciding which one I want to keep for myself. It was alot of fun and quick once I got the hang of it. Thanks Jessie for inviting me today!

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