Friday, November 04, 2011

Images of the week -- ghouls and the departed


On the calendar of the Roman Catholic church, November begins with the holy days of All Saints and All Souls.   In El Salvador, it's time for a spooky parade and to remember one's departed relatives.

The website My Tonaca has a set of images from this year's November 1 celebration of the Calabiuza in Tonacatapeque, with many pictures from the night's parade of people in costume with legendary folk images.  El Diario de Hoy has a video of the parade here.

La Prensa Grafica has a photo gallery from November 2, the Day of the Faithful Departed, in which Salvadoran families visit, decorate, and commemorate at the graves of departed family members.




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