Day of the Dead
Hubbell Trading Post, Arizona
This skeleton in a cage was in the rug room of the Hubbell Trading Post. Given that the room was filled with historic items I figured this was part of that collection. And because it was in front of an image of the Virgin Mary I thought it might be somehow tied into the Day of the Dead celebration (which is closely intwined with Catholicism in Mexico).
It turns out it is a quite modern Halloween decoration that was hung there temporarily because it was in fact the week of Halloween. The association with the Virgin Mary was purely coincidental and my assumption about the Day of the Dead a result of that coincidence. Still it’s all tied together since the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico overlaps Halloween.]]>