Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day of the Dead Celebration

Many in Petaluma celebrate the Day of the Dead...even downtown shop windows have memorials to love ones.
My walk around the neighborhood today found a different sort.  What a wonderful tribute and what adorable photos.

The tags have names...
Left to right.
Jones(kitty), Charlie (dog), Pookie(kitty), Cooper (dog), Meow(kitty) and Bandit (dog).


For those who do not know about the celebration, here is what Wikipedia has to say...

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

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