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I didn't celebrate Halloween when I was growing up in Puerto Rico. Instead I celebrated Día de los santos, Saints' Day (November 1st) and Día de los muertos, Day of the Dead (November 2nd). In Puerto Rico, those two days, we visited the cemetery. Here in Oregon, I love the altars, the yellow flowers, and the singing from other  Latin American cultures, especially from Mexico. Here is an altar in Coravllis, Oregon, reminding us of the struggle with breast cancer:

  Photo: You do not stop being a woman because you only have one breast.



Edie Hemingway said...

What a colorful and bountiful altar, Carmen! Glad you still get to celebrate it in Oregon.

john said...

Carmen, thanks for sharing this. i went out to the cemetery today to honor my mom, dad, and baby sister.
There's something about participating in these days that makes it easier for those who are here.