Day of the Dead

 

EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Mexico is Inscribed with UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. November 1 and 2 though really celebrations begin way sooner and is life affirming.

Deathly celebrations for the Dead hath been held in Mexico since a'fore the Spanish. At first Events lasted a month or so to Praise the Skulls and Souls of the Dead and Hail the arrival of the chill out dry Season. Feastin' on the spoils of Legendary Harvests was included as part of main event. Strict-ish rituals were adhered to in These Mythic Festivities been analogous to Halloween. Thus Holy Kitsch! Skeletons be Marching in. The Spanish decreed two days 'twere 'nough. Their Hallowed All Souls and All Saints Days becomin' the new Black. Hallowe'en be the Eve of All Saints Day for The Chil'n and Saints. All Souls Day be for the rest of thee poor Souls. Zombies hover. To raise the Dead on El Dia de los Muertos, Deities for the Dead as seen in Holy Kitsch! Mexico enclaves of Latin America Hollywood and the depthless universes make special appearances. Alongside these Forces Icons of Muerte Skulls harnessed and Zombies invited fer the ride. In the streets The Creatives Paintings in Competition thee Appearance o' tin Skulls 'n' Hearts with Miracle Satellites parade'n in mascara with Festive Spirit. Parades wit' participants wearin' their best or cross dressin' In Mexico El Dia De Los Muertos be a chill out session to ponder how life be sweet exchangin' Holy Kitsch! eatin' even more parad'n' in aforementioned alienated costumes dancin' in the streets and Necropolis whilst be listening to loco musicians to Wake the Dead. It is a time of contemplation. School kids and adults compete to lampoon the Vanities of Lives of elevated Public an' Political figures enormous paper mache skeletons are made an' paraded often dynamited. Sugar skull frenzy abounds as all busy cookin' with best shrines possible for pleasin' Thine ancestors. Aliens and Fans from the random Depthless and beyond universes visit Holy Kitsch! to support thee arte of thee thleatened cultures. 

 Halloween be usin' pumpkins a'fore that me ancestors carved turnips. Ghosts be hang.n round the miasma gloomed lakes. Thee oldest pumpkin seeds ever be uncovered be Mexican. Candles fright ware cob-webs spirits be called up and guisin' that be dressin' up in our very best costum'n attire lookin' flash 'proud' cross dress'n' just so as in case of any fing bad a'loomin' so's as we all be brave and ready in the face of thy unbeknownst the darkness and the everlastin' mummim' be'ist aaarrgh! a popular past time knockin' on household doors in actors garb Pulcinella might be around to greet us on our merry weather way. A time to make scary a'fore All Saints Day so as Halloween be Eve of the Hallowed when the Souls be return'd to greet us. Folks be dressin' jester like to look smart usin' masks women look be liken themselves to the wild women in thee town 'n' fetch' Giftes of trick'n' an' treatn are exchanged what you wish your choice aaarrgh!

I am including these antique dogs maybe 3000 years old as their relative the hairless Xolo is the escort of the Dead from the living in the same way Hermes ruler of Gemini is. Like Hermes Xolos are considered magical protectors and direction finders of the living. Dogs were much loved in Mexico though they did eat some for added protein. Strict directions were given on caring for them well and feeding them plenty of maize, one had to be kind toward them. The little varieties were eaten to extinction by the Spanish. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera took an enormous hand in saving Xoloitzcuintlis from extinction. It is unknown if they are the most ancient dog breed in the world. The hairlessness Holy has read is a recessive gene.

Holy Kitsch! has often thought about various sacrifices in ancient Mexico and wondered how much that had to do with over farming thereby food shortages and overpopulation, she does know they did have those issues as in Europe and Africa, scarring the landscape. Maize takes heaps of nutrients. Once desertification sets in micro climates change and it spreads. You can see the results near to forested districts in Mexico, same as Southern europe and Northern Africa.

Europeans tended to use wars in the past and religious drives like the Spanish Inquisition instead of sacrifices, same results. They had way more diseases too. Sacrificing humans is not an answer.

Day of the Dead is a great time to remember your deceased pets as well as friends and relatives and think about the future of all Arts and threatened Arts and Artists & Artisans of Planet Earth and extinction if we do not take care.