On Saturday, we spent the day downtown at the Dia de Los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead) festival. Tony and I used to go before we had kids, and we were excited to take Jackson and Olivia this year.
Lentil tacos with guacamole gave us some fuel for the celebration.
The very cool Mexic-Arte Museum puts on this festival each year. I love the murals on the side of the museum.
The ofrendas were so gorgeous, covered with paper marigolds and offerings for the departed.
Jackson liked the skeleton musicians.
Sugar skull lollipops were a big hit with the kids. Jackson made a big, sticky mess with his. For the rest of the day, his hair smelled like burnt sugar (which was kind of nice.)
On the music stage, bands played all day long. There were also vendors selling Dia de los Muertos art and Mexican food.
Finally it was time for the parade. We headed over to 6th Street to get a good viewing spot. A big cheer went up when the parade came into view.
I loved all the dancers in their amazing costumes and skeleton make-up.
There were also dancers with giant papier-mache skull heads, who stopped and did a little dance in front of us.
How was your weekend?