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Re: [NewOrleansPhotographers] New Meetup: Small Group Photo Shoot - Day of th...

From: Lynn
Sent on: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:11 PM
What is the "Day of the Dead" about anyhow? Some of us are NOT from New Orleans originally. It sounds like it might be a tradition out of Vodou or something ... is it. I'm guessing because of the reference to Gede corresponding to a saint. Thanks. I have no problem with participating ... just curious. This city has some very interesting and rich traditions.
 
Lynn
 
In a message dated 10/26/[masked]:10:29 A.M. Central Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
Announcing a new Meetup for New Orleans Photography EXPERIENCE!

What: Small Group Photo Shoot - Day of the Dead CELEBRATION

When: Monday, November 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where: The Island Of Salvation Botanica and Magical Pharmacie
3319 Rosalie Alley between Piety & Desire
New Orleans, LA 70117



If you are interested in getting together for an outing of night photography this is the event for you!

Ceremony for Gede: 7 p.m., in 3319 Rosalie Alley, off of Rampart, between Piety and Desire.

Followed by: Pot Luck supper & procession to the cemetery to feed the Dead.



Please wear white with a purple headscarf, or black and purple for Gede. Bring a dish (not a blond) for the people, and an offering for the Dead or Gede.

Gede���s tastes tend towards peppers, flat breads, rum, cigars, goat stew, crosses, grave-digger���s tools, black cock feathers, skeletons, sunglasses with one lens, hot Creole foods, money, the colors black, mauve, and white. He is syncretized with St. Gerard.

Or you can bring something that your ancestors or loved ones enjoyed in life.

RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/NewOrleansPhotographers/calendar/15233601/




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