Skeletons in the Jardin Borda

 

To celebrate Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, an exhibit was held at the Jardin Borda in Cuernavaca.  On display were nearly thirty life size skeletons, or calaberas, intricately decorated using all sorts of materials including chiles, beans, flowers, candies and even eggshells.  The exhibit opened on Thursday and an opening day reception was held that evening.  The opening was free to the public and featured extravagant displays, live music, and traditional food and drinks. 

Today we returned to Mexico City where we’ll spend the next week before departing for Oaxaca to begin our long trip.  Mexico City, as it turns out, is also a great place to be during Dia de Muertos.  The main days of celebration are the first two days in November with tomorrow being the most important of the two.  I can hardly wait to see some of the displays and events taking place around the city and to learn more about the traditions and history of the celebration.

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