HAPPY HALLOWEEN, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, AND GUY FAWKES DAY!
This time of year, Halloween, one of the oldest holidays, is celebrated around the world, born from religious rites and ancient celebrations. From trick-or-treating and costumes (U.S.; Canada; and Ireland, where the holiday originated) to honoring loved ones long gone during Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead (Mexico and Latin America), to bonfires and fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day in England – it’s a time for all ages to let down their guard, dress up and have fun together.
After COVID-19 put the holiday on hold last year with communities cancelling door-to-door trick-or-treating, group activities, and parties, 2021 will be a year to remember as we (carefully) resume pre-pandemic festivities (don’t leave home without your mask), like Sierra Madre’s Annual Scarecrow Festival and contest. Residents and businesses display their scariest or most whimsical creations – and the community votes for their favorite.
Here are just a few images of the cool and imaginative scarecrows around town that capture the spirit of Halloween 2021!