Monday, November 05, 2012

Around ABQ - Marigold Parade


Yesterday was the 20th Annual South Valley Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration. This was my first time going. How I missed the previous 19 is a mystery to me. And a sad loss because that means I missed out on a couple of decades worth of celebrating a beautiful culture.

You would think with all the skulls, caskets, and other reminders of death, the event would be somber or even unnerving but truthfully, the decor, the makeup, the outfits all radiate beauty and a sense of honor. It's hard to explain. Those of you who were there know what I'm talking about. Those who have never participated in a Day of the Dead event should check one out. For now, these pictures and video will have to do.

Woman with parasol watching the South Valley Marigold Parade in Albuquerque, New Mexico during a Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Red lowrider with hydraulics driving in the South Valley Marigold Parade in Albuquerque, NM during a Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Bride and groom skeleton float passes through Route 66 in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico during a Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Horse and carriage skeleton float from the South Valley's Marigold Parade in Albuquerque, New Mexico during a Dia de los Muertos celebration

Skeleton float from the South Valley's Marigold Parade in Albuquerque, NM during a Dia de los Muertos celebration








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