Arte de José Pulido.
I love Day of the Dead, but its kind of irritating to see how it has become a fad… a cliché and a stereotype of “cool”, specially here in the US where Día de Muertos has flooded art, tattoos and merchandising. People will dress up like “catrinas”, however they wont know anything about the origin of the tradition or what is actually done during the festivities.
Got to admit it, when people take traditions and mix it cleverly with Popular culture I have to say that I absolutely dig it. How can you not like this art done by José Pulido?
Día de Muertos // Day of the Dead
Mexico Celebrates Día de Muertos
Every year from October 31 to November 2, Mexicans celebrate Día de Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Friends and family gather to remember, celebrate and pray for their loved ones who have passed. Celebrants build altars called ofrendas for the deceased using calaveras (sugar skulls), marigolds and the favorite foods, beverages and possessions of the departed. The streets near cemeteries are also filled with parades and decorations.
Though first observed in Mexico, today Día de Muertos is observed around the world, and Instagrammers are there capturing the celebrations.