Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thanks, God, for all your blessings!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Here Elías is celebrating in his abuelito's hammock in Santa Rosa.
This tradition dates from over 1000 years ago when the Quitu-Cara prepared a drink with spiritual symbolism to honor the dead, made with corn and llama blood. Sounds interesting. Over the years this tradition evolved into the colada morada. (No, we do not drink llama blood!)
The Incas often disinterred the dead, in the form of mummies, and moved them around to cool off in the rain and fill them with "new energy." This custom became taboo during the Spanish colonial period. Later the dead were represented by a corn tortilla in the form of a human without arms and legs, which can be seen in the "guagas de pan" or bread dolls now popular for the Day of the Dead.