Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca City 2012- Part 3

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

A very important part of Dia de Los Muertos is creating an altar of flowers, copal, candles and then putting out the favorite food of the ones you have loved that have passed on. We put Pan de Muerto(a special bread with a little figurine in it), oranges, a little pizza, chocolate skulls and things like that. On Dia de Los Muertos you burn the copal and light the candle to attract the spirits of your loved ones.

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Angel was really sad but then she cheered up, she's having a hard time dealing with the loss of her grandma. At her age is when children truly realize what death is. Before this it is more an imaginary stage. It can be very difficult for a child.  I am hoping this experience will help her accept this difficult time a little more easily.

In the photo below she's debating to eat the chocolate skull we had placed at the altar for Grandma. I told her stop crying to eat it to cheer her up and that Grandma wouldn't mind, she'd want her too, and she'd want her to be HAPPY!!

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012