Halloween: a contraction of sorts of All Hallow's Evening-the eve of All Saints Day which is a time marked in the liturgical calendar as a three day observance to remember the dead, the saints (hence the word, hallow), and all the faithful departed believers.
Although I don't think I'll ever get a chance, I dream of someday going to Oaxaca to witness the manner in which they celebrate the Day of the Dead where all the gravesites are lit up with candles. I'm not sure I could handle the crowds very well, but it would be an amazing thing to see-I know some of you have. But, I can't cry or spend too much time feeling sorry for myself as I am going to a local parade in Albuquerque on Sunday called the Marigold Parade. You can check out the images I've taken in that past years at this event. It is peaceful, somber, yet festive event.
Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!