It seems to me that Halloween is catching on here in Mexico, but that doesn’t mean that Day of the Dead is taking a lower profile. Kids walked around Centro in costume but they basically called out “Halloween” here and there, not really expecting candy. I think if anything it is another day to wear a costume an have parties, and that makes for a popular day for kids.
All the blogs here in Mexico seem to have had their Halloween or Day of the Dead post this year… but I never got around to it. But since I am heading to Mexico City for a long weekend with my son and his family, I thought I could get away with sharing an adorable picture of our granddaughter Consuelo and her first Halloween bucket. That picture is at the top of the post. Below is a picture of her looking at their family Day of the Dead altar with her mother.
She’s a sweetheart, and is going to be a pro at balancing the best of two cultures! I just hope that we are able to see her enough so that she gets an early foundation in English. Her parents are fluent in both English and Spanish but they speak Spanish at home. So I plan on visiting often and giving her books, audio books, and movies in English. Her dad does do some business on the phone in English so hopefully her ear will be tuned to the sound of it. Her parents believe the two languages will come to her naturally given her blended family, and I think they are probably right.
Unfortunately, Abue (Paul) isn’t going to be coming with me for this trip, but we’ll plan a longer visit together for around the Christmas holidays.