El Dia De Los Muertos

A very happy Day of the Dead (or All Saints’ Day, or All Souls’ Day, depending on your Catholicism).

I’m pleased that one of the student groups has assembled a Muertes altar here at Merrimack, with explanations of the Calaveras (the skeleton/skull figures), the water bowls, the salt, the candy and candles. I love the idea altogether, of throwing a party that your dead loved ones come to as well. It just seems so – civilized.

Now go eat your candy. (The photo is of candy skulls that I found at this UK site about Aztec culture.)