Saturday, November 10, 2012

El Dia de la Muerte!!!

Halloween and Day of the Dead turned into a three day holiday in San Miguel! On Halloween,the kids all dress up and parade around El Jardin,the main square,where mainly ex-pats and American tourists hand out candy.They were all so excited and mostly polite. Nov. 1 was the Day of the Dead for children,and Nov.2 was for adults. All these photos ere taken over the three days. Altars and other decorations were everywhere.

                            The creepiest witch ever!
                    Alfeniques,or sugar decorations are quite popular;skulls and sheep seem to be the most popular motifs.

                                 Paper bag art!

 THIS costumes wins the BEST of SHOW!Completely made of newspaper!!!

                And THIS face makeup was ,well,creepily gorgeous!!!

 I bought this little guy...a vintage mold for making paper maché skeletons.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Streets of San Miguel

   Everywhere you look in San Miguel,there is color. And smiling children. And flowers.

                  This next bunch of photos was taken at the town market...


San Miguel has lots of beautiful areas to just relax and watch the world go by.

                       Knitting groups were a common sight!

                     Cactus for dinner,anyone???

 This little girl was th star of kind of church ceremony...I could not tell exactly what it was,but she certainly looked cute!