|In memory of Frida Kahlo|
A lot of people think the Day of the Death in Mexico it's maybe a dark but it is not. If you go to Mexico Day of the death it's about celebrating life and honoring the death. It's actually a day full of colour, music, spirituality, food and basically a family tradition, a day that all get together to remember with respect all the people that have passed away.
|In memory of one of my greatest inspiration. Frida Kahlo|
|Frida Kahlo's diary.|
|These images have been taken from Frida Kahlo's diary|
Kahlo was deeply influenced by indigenous Mexican culture, which is apparent in her use of bright colors and dramatic symbolism.
In Mexico it's a tradition to make sugar skulls and place them in the altar with candles, flowers, food and bread.
The altar de muertos it's something similar to this. It's decorated with colourful paper and photos of all the people that have passed away and their favourite things for example if the person that has passed away used to play the guitar, people will put a guitar in the altar or the favourite food, music, clothes.
This is a especial bread that it's made all around Mexico just for this day. It's called Paand de muertos, Bread for death. Also these are the traditional colours of that day: Yellow, purple, orange, it's not a dark day at all, it's a very colourful day around all the graveyards in Mexico. Day of the death for Mexicans, it's a happy day people take mariachi to the graveyards, people pray and eat. It's a tradition and it's celabrated mainly in villages around all Mexico.