Getting ready for Day of the Dead – Mexico City 2009

The city seems to be all a glow in orange with the marigold flowers used in the Day of Dead rituals – .. “marigolds called “cempasúchitl” (originally named cempoalxochitl, Nahuatl for “twenty (i.e., many) flowers”), see Day of the Dead.  All along el Paseo de la Reforma,especially near Chapultapec Park are 1000’s of marigolds.  Marigolds can be found in every market, mercado, along with various items one needs for one’s Day of the Dead home altar.  It is a wonderful time to be here in Mexico.

Here are some shots of pre-Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos 2009 in Mexico City.  Click photos below for a slide shows.

Getting ready for Day of the Dead – the streets of Mexico City 2009

Jesus Chairez altar - Mexico City 2009

My home altar in Col. Santa Maria la Ribera

Will be shooting Day of the Dead here in Mexico City, well near Mexico City proper in Mixquic.  So be watching for this the first week in November.

Here is a short video taken in Mixquic.