Trick-or-Treating Casa Dorada-style
Yesterday all across Mexico, we celebrated Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos). As opposed to other cultures, in Mexico this holiday is a joyous one, with many traditional and humorous elements such as skulls, skeletons and colorful altars. Created with all the favorites of a deceased friend, relative, even a celebrity or national hero, Dia de Muertos altars are meant to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us bringing together objects that used to make them happy.
At Casa Dorada we’ve had our very own Day of the Dead celebration with a beautiful altar in the lobby and even a beautifully scary Catrina! Catrina is an icon of any Day of the Dead celebration and was inspired by the famous skeletons drawn by Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. His drawings were particularly meaningful because they showed in a sarcastic way how death is the great equalizer – even the rich can’t escape it!
Offering some amazing photo opportunities for Casa Dorada guests, our Catrina was a true highlight.
And as part of the three-day Halloween/Day of the Day Fiesta, the kiddos at Casa Kids also had a blast. There were costumes, hand-crafted goodie bags, candy and lots of trick-or-treating.
It was truly a fiesta for everyone!