Halloween Parties & Day of the Dead

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Sugar Skull Cookies made by my family

Hi everyone! I hope your Saturday went well! I’m kind of partied out tonight! I had three parties to go to today! I decided to go to two of them. My uncle had a small gathering to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). My son was invited to his friend’s birthday party. Unfortunately, I was already tired so I didn’t make it to my friend’s costume party/35th birthday party.

Last year my WP son, Oy 30 did a good post explaining Day of the Dead and some of the traditions that go along with it. It begins on Oct. 31 at midnight and goes on through Nov. 2 in several parts of Mexico. As the name suggests, the events celebrate loved ones who passed away. Although it wasn’t widely celebrated in the U.S., the celebrations are beginning to pop up more every year. The rituals derived from Colombia around 2000-3000 years ago. You can check out Antonio’s post here. I did a separate post of a Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) recipe last year.  Feel free to check it out here.

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Sugar Skull girl 😀 
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Day of the Dead doll and candles

I took a few shots of some of the festivities here. How do you spend Halloween? Do you have any traditions? I plan on taking my son trick or treating a few hours after he gets out of school on Monday. We went to his school’s Fall Festival on Friday evening. He had fun playing the games. Take care everyone! I’ll see you on Sunday!  

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My uncle and his dog
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Halloween Decorations
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