Thursday, July 12, 2007

El Dia de los Muertos Altar

At our wedding, my sisters-in-law Ashlee and Ginny were in charge of constructing the altar (or ofrenda), a staple at any Day of the Dead celebration. In addition to sugar skulls and papel picado, the altar also included photos of our deceased ancestors, candles, marigolds (including some ones that Ginny and her dorm mates knitted), the engagement zombie sock monkeys, our skull pillow, and foods such as bread & fruits and some of our ancestors' favorites (apple pie, See's chocolates and coffee).

For more information on how to construct an altar for el dia de los muertos, check here.

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