Walking around town this year, I think that the Day of the Dead altars are still beautiful and well-crafted, but they seem smaller or less elaborate. To separate this year’s photos from last year’s, I’m more focused on the marigolds. These are the traditional flowers use to honor the dead and are used on the altars and taken to theÂ cemeteriesÂ to decorate the graves. I snapped some more shots from the hip around my local market of the marigolds for sale.
One of the main altars in the center of town:
Part of the largest altar in the plaza:
And a selection of other altars from around town and from my visit to Hidalgo during the beginning of the week.
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Love the dead wasp (or whatever). I notice that the “altars” are quite different from those here in Yucatan (visible in my post of October 31). ~eric.
Day of the Dead is my favorite holiday in any culture. I’ve seen it 3 times in 3 different cities including QuerÃ©taro. You captured the spirit (no pun intended) so beautifully.