Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos

Following my favorite holiday is Dia De Los Muertos; along with family (and shopping, of course), tradition is very important to me, and Dia De Los Muertos is def part of that. The Latino tradition is all about celebrating and remembering those we have lost. What better way to do that with the one who brought me into this world, my mamá !
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After church and lunch with Papí, we attended the Dia De Los Muertos Festival at La Villita. Art vendors, food booths, face painters, and different alters honoring those who have left, brightened up this historic part of San Antonio. There was even music groups that played traditional music with a twist of rock and pop.
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Sugar Skull inspired eye makeup. B/c I didn't feel like painting my whole face. #ITried

Sugar Skull inspired eye makeup. B/c I didn’t feel like painting my whole face. #ITried

Left: Different take on an alter...ON A TREE Right: Pet alter

Left: Different take on an alter…ON A TREE
Right: Pet alter

After, we went to the movies to see The Book of Life. I can’t tell you how much I LOVED IT! Great, funny movie that shed light not only on Dia De Los Muertos, but on family, Spanglish, and even following your dream/writing your own story…something any bicultural, millennial, Latino(a) would relate to 😉
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But the fact that Jorge R. Gutierrez brought this story to life..to the big screen..for ALL audiences, really shows that tradition is something important to keep…to remember.
Write your own story, but remember and mix in the traditions that have made you who you are.
Speaking of tradition, Mumsy and I always buy each other rings, bracelets, or some type of FAB item to remember things buy. Check out this gorgeous bracelet she bought me yesterday ❤
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