As always, Halloween is a special time of year for the bone gang. No exceptions for this one, as we begin our journey into Sam Hain with the 6t’9 parade, which happened Oct. 20th. Each year this parade begins at the Backstreet Cultural Museum, and rolls through the sixth ward, to the ninth ward, giving out candy to children. As a Krewe? Skinz N Bonez brings with us? many of our own children, and a few kids we’ve adopted along the way.
Thanks to Claibonez, and Seeing Eye bone? for bringing the childrens mentor program to the krewe this year. We had our very own Miquel this year, and he looked like he was enjoying himself! THAT and those pesky hershey kisses we bought, that tasted like pumpkin spice. By the end of the parade? we were all in sugar coma’s!
just a few bonez, and some of our fave photographers at the beginning of the 6t’9 parade.
The start of the parade? was a quick glimpse into the photographers showing up to catch as many shots as they could. Here you see Rick Moore, and Kim Welsh, waiting for the line up to begin. You can also see a glimpse of our boney poneys on the right, transformed to boney burro’s…. We had an inner krewe theme this year, of “We’ve got your sugar… Babies!”
Of course NO Dia De Los Muertos would be complete without Skinz N Bonez, and you can find us this year…. at DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION
Thursday, November 1st
3319 Rosalie Alley
New Orleans, LA.
Ceremony for Gede: 7 p.m., in 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.
Next up for the bone gang? Is YeMaYa. This parade is a womans parade in its second year, and we are proud to participate. Look for YeMaYa Nov, 10th as it weaves through the sixth ward, and into the quarter.
As far as the Christmas Holiday Season is concerned? We always make our appearance, for scary Christmas, at the Bad Santa Pub Crawl, and a new parade this year? Dec 21st, 2012, when krewedelusion brings episode ZERO to the end of the world parade!
All for now, and don’t forget? to bone home sometimes!
happy halloween, and day of the dead!