Dia de Los Muertos is this week. For those that don’t know, this Mexican holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those close to them who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Part of the days tradition includes building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased and putting out calaveras (sugar skulls), Aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Well these ofrendas have become a bit of an art form, with shrines that have become elaborate, complex and breathtakingly beautiful. ‘LLERO canvassed some of the more noteworthy ofrendas. Check them out below.
Perhaps no where else and at no other time will Dia de Los Muertos have more meaning than in Mexico City. The city’s annual Day of Dead parade which took place on Saturday, was dedicated to the emergency workers and victims of the September 19th earthquake.
A look at how La La Land celebrates after the jump…