Thursday, November 02, 2006

Día de los Muertos

Many Hispanic cultures honor their deceased loved ones on both November 1, All Saints Day and November 2, All Soul's Day: the 1st for children and infants, and the 2nd for the adults.
I went to the West Side, our Hispanic community, on Wednesday to see if I could find opportunity for photos. First, I went to the Sheila and Paul Wellstone building (the Neighborhood House) and found this wonderful tribute to them: our Senator, his wife, and daughter, all of whom perished while flying to northern Minnesota on a private jet on October 25, 2002. With them perished 3 political aides and the two pilots. I'm foregoing Today in MN History to pay tribute to Senator Wellstone and the others. Click here to read a published memorial to him and then click on this site to see some close-up photos from the above display.

17 comments:

  1. un bel hommage aux morts. le 1er novembre en france, nous rendons aussi hommage a nos morts.


    a beautiful homage to deaths. on November 1 in France, we pay also homage has our deaths.

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  2. I remember that day because a friend here, who went to Carlton, rang me almost hysterical. Unfortunately, he was way after my time so I didn't even know his name. I didn't realize it was so long ago, though.

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  3. I wasnt aware of all soul's day until i read this, thanks!

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  4. A wonderful tribute for a man whose political ideas should be restored and implemented in our nation.

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  5. Also we have this habit to respect
    the deceased( do you use this word?) November 1.
    We go to the cementary and put a candle on the crave.
    Your post is beautiful.

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  6. ohh this is really similar to my post and to the tradition in Hungary. Thank you for awaking my attention to your today's post Kate!

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  7. all saints and all souls day. as a child, i used to go along with my family as we visited our departed relatives.

    wonderful shot kate!

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  8. I wasn't aware of All Soul's day either. This is a lovely tribute to those who have died. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. very nice tribute Kate.

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  10. Wow, I didn't know about All Soul's day. Great post and very touching.

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  11. I'm glad you like our pics for the day of the dead, also that you are displaying a nice altar for the deads.

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  12. I have heard of all souls day in the past however since participating in the Daily Photo community it has become more tangible. There are images in my mind now. Thank you.

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  13. Great display! And thanks for trekking around town to capture the day.

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  14. Great display. One day I hope to be in Mexico on this day to experience it for myself.

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  15. While I wasn't a big fan of a majority of Senator Wellstones political views, I did applaud him sticking to his views and never wavering from them. In other words, you knew exactly what you were getting when you voted for him. I can't say that about many of today's politicians, regardless of their party.

    I was sadden the day of the plane crash and his death. Minnesota was in store for a great sentator race.

    Peace

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  16. Great altar and post.

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