He of course, loves Halloween and dressing up and trick or treating. But the religious holidays of ancestor veneration are important too and we are constructing an altar together, decorating calaveras, and talking about our ancestors at mealtimes and making offerings.
He is less than three, so this year is about remembering through photos and mementos, talking about our beloved and mighty dead at meals and having an extra plate for them, and making sugar skulls and the like.
|These trays of drying sugar skulls are both for our personal altar and for Sunday School this weekend. |
Next step: Lots of piping bags of royal icing in myriad colors!
|Papier maché skull getting painted.|
|Life, death, rebirth, eternity.|
|This will ultimately end up on our beloved dead altar in the dining room (after church).|