November 12, 2012
the beauty of Días de los Muertos
The Grand Rapids Public Library, where I work, annually hosts a community exhibit of altars in honor of Días de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday where people build beautiful altars in memory of loved ones who have passed away. Many times the altars contain photos of the person as well as objects they owned or loved. The altars are beautiful and touching and are truly works of art.
This particular altar by Sarah Sciba in honor of Martha Jane Peters was one of my very favorites.