OUR brothers and sisters in Mexico are busy preparing for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities honoring martyrs and saints of Antinous.
This ancient Mexican holiday is celebrated on November 2nd ... to coincide with the ancient festivals of Samhain, Halloween, All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day.
All throughout Mexico, people go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives.
The fiesta filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead, "muertos" (the bread of the dead), sugar skulls, papier-mâché skeletons, tissue paper decorations, fruit and nuts, incense and other traditional foods and decorations.
Our brothers and sisters in Mexico also honor the souls of the Martyrs and Saints of Antinous.
The fiesta requires weeks or even months of preparation because the papier-mâché skeletons are created by skilled artisans ... each skeleton a work of art.
They have sent us this sneak preview of some of "The Calaveros of Antinous" which are nearing completion for this festive event ... when the Saints and Martyrs of Antinous will be clothed and fed ... and will join the march for equality in Mexico City.