Dia de los Muertos

p1010785A very unique event has come to Lake Worth Fl.  A quirky little seaside town that is just a blip on I-95 .  Come from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale   …stop then  Palm Beach . It has its own beach and all the streets have bike paths, plus over 1,000 cottages and a LBGT Community Center open to everyone,  yet Lake Worth  is often overlooked. The event was held at the former Shuffleboard Courts now the little utilized Armory Annex  Art Center.        p1010812   Dia De los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday that originated in the 1500 and spread to other Latin American countries.  This celebration was a perfect fit for our multi cultural community, seen above in yellow costume dancing are Bolivians.    It was well attended and took off as if it had always been part of our  other  many annual events here.p1010791

hows this for diversity Mexican tops and Guatamalen skirts, match made in heaven

hows this for diversity Mexican tops and Guatamalen skirts, match made in heaven

img_6377This was definitely a family affair as we have lots and lots of wonderful children.              The recently departed are celebrated and encouraged to participate in all the great things they did while they were still with us.  so the unique altars show us what they enjoyed while they were with us.  As with many celebration food was an intricate part of any celebration so you saw fruit, daily bread, things they loved while they were still with us on the altars.

dedicated to those who died in Orlando

dedicated to those who died in Orlando

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musicians who passed this past year

poor souls who died violently 

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a teaching moment

a teaching moment, musicians who left us this past year.

Our history part of our diverse culture.   Some of us left to eat at the local Mexican restaurant not far away Lupitas. and as we crossed we noticed lots of people crossing Dixie Hwy. for the event.  I met a family of 5 who normally travel  to Ft. Lauderdale for it’s well established Dia de los Muertos event.  As they came from north Palm Beach County they will now make this their event of choice.  By 8 p.m.  the crowds had swelled and stayed enjoying the music, dancing  till the vendors started to break down around 10 p.m.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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