Day of the Dead, Harbourfront, Toronto Sunday November 8, 2015

Dia De Muertos, Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and now also in many other cultures around the world.DSC_0259 DSC_0132 DSC_0125 Normally celebrated on November 1st., it is a national holiday in Mexico and is a gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember their loved ones that have died. Families create these wonderful ofrendas, or private altars, as a tribute to their loved ones. DSC_0261 DSC_0234 DSC_0233 DSC_0115 DSC_0117They are wonderfully decorated with sugar skulls and marigolds and offer gifts of the loved ones favourite foods and beverages. DSC_0137 DSC_0152 DSC_0158The roots and history of the festival can be traced back hundreds of years to the time of the Aztecs.All in all a very colourful and joyous event that was a pleasure to share with so many people. DSC_0194 DSC_0172 DSC_0166 DSC_0158Lots of traditional music, dancing and some great Mexican Food made for a beautiful day at Harbourfront.DSC_0197 DSC_0209 DSC_0218 DSC_0255 DSC_0256 Also a chance to reflect on my loved ones that have died and wish them the best, wherever they may be. They may be gone but will certainly never be forgotten! As always, enjoy Toronto

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