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Day of the Dead Doors

Door ways, streets, and buildings are decorated vividly each year in celebration of Day of the Dead, November 1. This is a solemn yet joyful day when the spirits of our ancestors are remembered and honored with marigold blooms, candles, pictures, water, food, and items recalling spirits of our loved ones. San Miguel, as all… Continue reading Day of the Dead Doors

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Day of the Dead Celebration

I never understood the fixation on skeletons, finding it eerie and a bit uncomfortable, not grasping the meaning behind The Day of the Dead, or in Spanish Dia de Muertos,…until I saw the movie “Coco”.  It is delightful and an insightful explanation of the importance of this national holiday celebrated in Mexico over 2 days,… Continue reading Day of the Dead Celebration

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‘Falling’ for San Miguel

My arrival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is now ‘official’, thanks to a spill I took on my first day here. Falling on the cobblestone streets and sidewalks is such a common occurrence it could be considered the mark of residency. If you haven’t fallen while here, then you either haven’t left your hotel room,… Continue reading ‘Falling’ for San Miguel

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Day of the Dead Celebration

These look like Day of the Dead and Halloween street art and parade characters I saw in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. There may be more after this week’s parades around the Jardin celebrating the Day of the Dead. Stay tuned.                            … Continue reading Day of the Dead Celebration