Frida and Dia de los Muertos
On the Day of the Dead, celebrated every year on November 1 and 2, life meets death in a festival of memories and joy. Men, women and children honor and celebrate their beloved dead in a commemoration that is nearly 4000 years old.
Colorful sugar skulls of all sizes can be seen everywhere in Mexico, Frida Kahlo used to create “offrenda” (altar) in her Blue House during this festivity; she also let herself being photographed in her bedroom holding a skull.
In Mexico death is perceived in a special way; often represented as the popular “Catrina”, death is present in every aspect of everyday life.
Frida Kahlo painted a full size skeleton on top of the canopy bed, reproducing what she indeed had in her bedroom in the Casa Azul.
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