octubre 31, 2013


La Calavera Catrina ('Dapper Skeleton', 'Elegant Skull') is a famous 1910-1913 zinc etching by Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posada. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed in a hat befitting only the upper class of a European outfit of her time. Her chapeau originally is related to French and European styles of the early 20th century. She is meant to portray a Mexican satirization Of Those natives who, Posada felt, were over embracing European traditions of the aristocracy in the pre-revolutionary era. She in particular has Become an icon of the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Mexican Celebration.

Halloween and Día de Muertos

We bought pumpkins, as every year, and we made faces on it. Halloween has always been part of our culture binational (border- relationship) . But what I like to celebrate is the day of the dead, the mexican celebration, one of the biggest parties of the year and the most beautiful. Here a little of both combinations.

  UNESCO (organization) has declared the festival of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

octubre 27, 2013