Los Dias de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead – is a day that celebrates death.

Yesterday evening, Don and I went to the annual Día de los Muertos Marigold Parade here in Albuquerque’s South Valley, where we live.

Los Dias de los Muertos is a Mexican custom that celebrates loved ones who have died.

Family members and friends put pictures of the deceased on flower-strewn altars, often accompanied by their favorite food or things. See the photo of the gentleman in the lower left hand corner of the picture below?

Skull images symbolize both death and rebirth.

The amount of color in the parade was surprising and beautiful.