OUR brothers and sisters at the Fundación Epithimia Antinoo in Mexico are celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities today 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 artist Yanko Garibaldi ... each skeleton a work of art. Caricaturist Sirius has also created iconic images of the saints.
They have sent us this exclusive look some of "The Calaveros of Antinous" which have been created for this festive event ... when the Saints and Martyrs of Antinous are clothed and fed ... to join the march for equality in Mexico City.