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Welcome to my Day of the Dead post for the Dia de Bloglandia online celebration! Every November 1st (Día de los Angelitos) and 2nd (El Dia de los Muertos) families in Mexico (and other Latin American countries) honor their deceased relatives and friends by welcoming their spirits back and bestowing gifts , food and other offerings to them as a symbol of their love. Last year I chose to honor my son's relatives from both sides of our family and this year I have chosen to create a visual tribute to all of those who have lost a mother or sister. The dolls I made are that of three living sisters who are preparing for and anticipating the arrival of the spirits of their mother and that of their recently deceased eldest sister (the bride) to their home ..a long awaited reunion with those they love and miss ~
Special Thanks to my husband Mark for, yet again building ,another last minute structure for me, in this case a Casa for my dolls :) (Poetry above c.. Julie Sopetran)
Be sure to visit the hosts of Dia de Bloglandia, Stephanie and Suzanne for a list of those who are participating :) As you know the shrine auction benefitting the Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots Organization has been extended and it will take place the first week in March 2010. Some participating in today's Day of the Dead online celebration have already included their cigar box shrines. For more information see Rebecca's blog ~I will be posting my contribution sometime eary next year.
Thank you for stopping by!