magical evening

Día de los Muertos, typically celebrated Nov. 2, is an important holiday for Mexicans and other cultures around the world. It’s the day when the veil between the living and dead is said to be the thinnest and we can commune with those loved ones who’ve gone before us. Families create altars displaying photos of their deceased, and offering the dead their favorite food, drink and mementos.

Last weekend my husband and I spent Day of the Dead in the Terlingua Ghost Town. Every year, the residents of this West Texas outpost come together to create a large altar at the cemetery. They light candles on every grave then enjoy a meal and music around a large bonfire.

This is a video and a photograph we created of this magical evening under the stars.

El Día de los Muertos at Terlingua Ghost Town 

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