Friday, November 1, 2013

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a popular holiday celebrated the day after Halloween throughout Mexico and in other parts of the world. This day is for remembering the friends and family members who have passed on to the spirit world. 

Here in the desert southwest, with a history rich in the Mexican heritage, it's not surprising there are lots of fun festivals, art exhibits and music events celebrating this special holiday over the next two days. I am looking forward to attending a couple of events myself.

I have found a wonderful short film which happens to be the 2013 Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner in CGI animation. Beautifully animated, it is a heartfelt story about a little girl who visits the land of the dead and learns the true meaning of this special day.  It truly captures the essence of  Dia de los Muertos perfectly. Enjoy!

Reminder: you have until midnight tonight to enter Caption This!


  1. That is adorable! I have a Day of the Dead painted tile, Skeleton Cat, that I bought in Santa Fe one year. I think my cat think it's a mirror. He acts likes he's starving!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Geek Girl. I just love all things Dia de los Muertos, especially the sugar skulls.

  2. Very interesting. Is that the Grateful Mariachi Dead?


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