Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day of the Dead

This morning we had the opportunity to join the members of Chaquijyá for a special moment - The Day of the Dead.  Where cemeteries and death are often somber topics in the United States, here it's much the opposite.  Here, they don their nicest clothes, pack lunches, and head en masse to the nearby cemetery.

It's a time of celebration, of cherished memories, and socializing with neighbors.  A time when kids fly kites, when bright flowers adorn each grave, and when music and delicacies are passed graciously from hand-to-hand.  We'd like to share some of those moments with you.

Example of color used for family tombs.

One of the rows of families in the cemetery. 

View of Chaquijyá from the cemetery entrance.

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