These are a few mages from the Terlingua Ghost Town Day of the Dead celebration, 2013. Día de los Muertos is said to be the time when the veil between worlds is thinnest, allowing the dead to return to us, albeit briefly. Hence, the celebrations that offer the dead their favorite food, drink and mementos as an invitation to visit with us for a night.
The November event in the Terlingua Ghost Town, situated right by Big Bend National Park in West Texas, draws residents and visitors alike. Beneath the face paint and costumes is an authentic reverence for the dead, and for what their lives meant to us.
It was my first time attending this event, and I hope to add to this gallery by returning to the event.
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