What they did have was a lot of booths selling items for Day of the Dead. For me, walking around and seeing crafts, especially focused on the art of Day of the Dead, could keep me entertained for more than a few days. The pressed sugar offerings for altars are wild and amazing in terms of quantity and design. Maybe I’m just not integrated enough, but I don’t feel like I should have a personal altar because it doesn’t have the appropriate meaning to me. So, I didn’t buy anything for an altar. I did get some (more) paper skeletons to hang up.
Towards the end of the day we sat down to listen to a band play, and then a group from Colima started performing what struck me as something like a Mexican kabuki play. I did a tiny bit of research on the web, and there does seem to be a mask tradition from Colima, but I am going to have to research more and ask around about what this was. Even though I could understand most of the Spanish, I had no idea what was going on, but their masks were great and I had a good spot for some photos. I took all 3 of my lens with me, but mostly played around some more with the big zoom lens.
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