Celebrating our ancestors together
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) festivities unfold over the first two days of November in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. The theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members. In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revelers don funky makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance, and make offerings to lost loved ones.
We participated in this important Mexican cultural event two years ago at Aro Valley Hall. In 2022 we were invited again by the Mexican Dance and Cultural group Ollin Yoliztli.
The event was held at the very cool and retro Vogelmorn Bowling Club and Community Centre. It was a tropical, humid and ultimately very wet day, so the performances were moved indoors. It was very, very hot. And rather lovely.
Photos by Andre Grobler, Ginas Bellygees, Kelly Etuata and Tom Etuata. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version: