Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, November 2013 – Mariachis

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Following last week’s post of Dia de los Muertos in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, I’d love to share this photo of mariachis, Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, November 2013.

Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens.
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

Dia de los Muertos is about love, gathering families and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls and the favorite foods, beverages, and affects of the departed. Historians trace the origins to indigenous observances 2500-3000 years ago ago as well as to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.

 

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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