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 the cemeteries 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:

The altar in the town hall:

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.

[portfolio_slideshow size=large autoplay=false random=false centered=false carousel=true navstyle=graphical navpos=top pagerstyle=thumbs pagerpos=bottom exclude=”2323,2325,2330″]


2 Responses

  1. 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *