My mom is down for a visit this week, so I was excited that she would be able to see some of the Dia de los Muertos action here in Mexico. We had a successful trip down to Coyoacan today in search of ofrendas (pics to come!), but I first wanted to quickly share this gem of a Halloween decoration that we came across on Wednesday down at Mercado Jamaica (which reaffirmed its place in my mind as “the best market in Mexico City”).
To be clear, this was secondary to a piece of Halloween paraphernalia that we did NOT manage to get a photo of: a fake furry, rubber, bloody, slightly-mashed-up rat glued inside a dustpan. As I was gesturing vigorously towards that item, trying to convince my mom that we should buy it, the salesman jumped into our conversation– explaining in Spanish how the funniest thing ever is to put a little water in the dustpan & throw it at someone, so they think you’ve just thrown dead rat blood on them. Ha!
This week’s Mexico City lesson learned: nothing is funnier than throwing fake rat blood on a friend.
I may have to go back tomorrow…