Bisbee loves holidays.
The most favored is probably Halloween, but because of our proximity to Mexico and relationships with our friends just across the border, a strong runner up is Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.
This year the main celebration was at Central School Project, an old primary school turned artists cooperative. And it was fabulous.
We were welcomed by ten-foot-tall skeletons.
There was quite a crowd.
There was a lot of artwork, mostly paintings and photographs.
And of course, there were altars to the dead.
Several of the altars were created by representatives of the Mexican Consulate in Douglas.
This altar was left open for people to place dedications to loved ones. Mine was to all my animalitos.
Others (unlike me) planned ahead and honored their deceased pets with altars.
There were a few tables selling food and jewelry or art items.
And members of the local Boys and Girls Club provided entertainment.
And I found out that even the dead can text and take selfies!
In all, a fabuloso Día de los Muertos celebration!