Saturday, November 1, 2008

2008 Day Three Hundred One DAY OF THE DEAD

6 comments:

Betty said...

I don't know what your post for today means, but I hope you are having a good weekend so far.

Ghost Dansing said...

Betty.... day of the dead......

wikipedia

Ghost Dansing said...

La Calavera de la Catrina is a 1913 zinc etching by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. The image has since become a staple of Mexican imagery, and often is incorporated into artistic manifestations of the Day of the Dead in November, such as altars and calavera costumes.

The etching was part of his series of calaveras, which were humorous images of contemporary figures depicted as skeletons, which often were accompanied by a poem.

The word catrina is the feminine form of the word catrín, which means "dandy". The figure, depicted in an ornate hat fashionable at the time, is intended to show that the rich and fashionable, despite their pretensions to importance, are just as susceptible to death as anyone else.

La Catrina

Grateful Dead

Rastamick61 said...

mrs works nights and spends the next day waiting for mikey's half day bus to come at 12:00 so she can ut baby Ronan in for a nap -- every day is dia de muerte around here !!!

peppylady said...

I find more meaning in samhain (Halloween) the day of the dead (all soul day) then memorial day.

Coffee is on.

DCup said...

Hope you've had a fantastic weekend!