Day of the Dead - A Colorful Celebration!
Viva Los Muertos (Long live the Dead)
Adult coloring books are very popular as folks look to creative activities to help them relax. Peter's NEW! Coloring Book, Viva Los Metros - stands out as a quirky, yet fun and funky choice.
Check out the video just made of some of Peter's amazing images.
El DIa de Los Muertos, (The Day of the Dead ) is all about Family, Love, Respect, Tradition and Remembering those who have passed before us... keeping their stories and memories alive to pass on from generation to generation. This important cultural tradition has been celebrated for over 3000 years in Mexico, Central and South America and is a joyful celebration of life. It is celebrated on All Souls and All Saints Days, November 1st and 2nd. It is a gathering of family and friends an invitation to the deceased to return and join family and friends for in an evening of celebration. Altars, (Ofrendas) are created and decorated with photographs, food, drink, and the favorite things of the persons being honored.
The spirits are treated like invisible guests. In addition, there is arch of marigold flowers, representing a gate way to the other side, water to refresh the spirit, candles to light the way, salt, essential mineral, figurine pan de muertos, sweet bread of the dead, cinnamon, Copal incense and a trail of marigold petals to guide the spirits home.
In the past 18 years, The Day of the Dead has evolved into a cross cultural and national Celebration of Life. We now see these images on products, food, wine labels, even lottery tickets. It is an invitation to all peoples to participate in this wonderful and joyful look at death. It is building bridges in communities across the nation. In the end, we all share the same destiny.
- Peter Perez