Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos
Bodega - Tecoman, Colima, Mexico

Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos in Spanish, or All Souls Day in the Catholic church, is celebrated November 1st and 2nd. In Mexico it is a day to honor the dead. Shrines are built to honor a loved one, or as in the case above, someone people admire and respect. This is the shrine that was displayed at our local Bodega, a grocery store chain in Mexico owned by Wal-Mart. In case you do not recognize the man in the picture, it is Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. The employees of Bodega made this shrine. It displays foods and drinks that the employees fee that he might have liked. While this may seem a little strange to some people it truly is a sign of respect.


Jennifer said...


Deb said...

I love learning about other peoples cultures and traditions

Lori E said...

There are many celebrations of the dead around the world. Even in the US.