Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Los Muertos de Frontierland

Several years ago (I don't recall exactly how many), as part of expanding Halloween decorations, Disneyland put up a little exhibit on Día de los Muertos--the Day of the Dead--a Mexican holiday associated with Halloween (since it falls on November 1st, the day right after) but is more of a Memorial Day if anything--only without the exclusively patriotic stance.  The figures and props illustrate the altars and tribute and gifts and figurines and food that are all offered to the dead on this day of remembrance.  A nice bit of cultural education at the Happiest Place on Earth!

The Día de los Muertoes display, found adjacent to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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