Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Missoula's Festival of the Dead

About 15 years ago, my friend Bev Glueckert and I started a contemporary version of the Latin Dia de los Muertos in my town of Missoula Montana. It had very humble beginnings and now has expanded to be a huge downtown procession. I have not been involved for the last 4 or so years but it is still going strong.

With my periodic trips to Mexico for Dia de los Muertos as of late I have been unable to experience the Missoula version. Here is a link to a great Slideshow of this years event. I sometimes wish I could be two places at once. Thousands of people take over the Missoula streets for this event...if you're ever in Montana on Nov. 2nd its quite a site. Here's the slide show:
http://www.newwest.net/MP3s/fod/

click here for more info on the Festival of the Dead

3 comments:

Altered Route said...

Wonderful Video and great photography by the students...I might have to put it on the calendar for next year! Another fun Montana event!
Connie

Paula Scott said...

Wow!!! Awesome!

Art With Moxie said...

Love the video...what fun.
Cory