Archive for November 1st, 2016

On this Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) here are a few pics I took at the Festival in San Antonio’s La Villita Historic Arts Village over the weekend.

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I am back from a long weekend in San Antonio and will be posting about my finds over the coming days.

dayoFor many in Mexico and around the world, today is Dia de los Muertos – or the Day of the Dead, an annual festival designed to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help them on their spiritual journey. Key to the day, are skulls and altars to remind us of the dead and our own mortality, and to pray for the fate of those we have lost.

I was fortunate to be in San Antonio over the weekend to take part in that city’s Dia de los Muertos festivities. Of course San Antonio is linked to Mexican culture through history and proximity as well as its large population with Mexican heritage. San Antonio’s  was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed soaking in the local culture and joining in the celebration.

About San Antonio’s Muertos Fest: “Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day destination event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The event hosts a variety of activities over the weekend celebration including the largest open altar exhibition in the city.”

The best part of the festival was it was held in La Villita Historic Arts Village, a charming district of cool shops, galleries and restaurants.

About La Villita Historic Arts Village: “La Villita Historic Arts Village along the banks of the San Antonio River offers a combination of art galleries, distinctive shops and fine dining experiences in a historically significant setting. This “little town” was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods in the 18th century and restored in the 1930s with help from the Works Progress Administration. Some of the WPA-era artwork is still on view in the courtyards and buildings.”

Learn more about San Antonio’s La Villita Historic Arts Village here.