Dia de Muertos - Brewster Public Library/Southeast Museum - October 29, 2016
I don’t think that the day of the dead (Dia de Muertos) is exactly the Hispanic Halloween, but the affinities are striking. That there could be acceptance, even celebration associated with death, honoring those passed – it’s a bit deeper than the sanitized Hershey’s/Nestle’s version that’s all too common – and no clowns, please, too frightening? So this event had multiple components, including face-painting, a procession, music, dance, and snacks (but no candy). One hilarious dance featured three stooped oldsters with canes who may or may not have been dead. I know my limits, so didn’t even try to capture dancers.