Salma Hayek is sharing a heartbreaking tribute to her past family members, including photos of a large number of pets, which she put on display to celebrate ‘Dia De Los Muertos.’
The ‘Desperado’ actress just posted a set of photos of her family’s ‘Ofrenda’ which is an alter constructed inside the home by traditional Mexican families to celebrate the lives of members who have passed away.
In the tear-jerking photos, Salma is sitting in front of the family altar and holding a lit candle to pay tribute to her loved ones. In the pictures, Hayek included a large collage of their past family pets.
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“Feliz Día de Los Muertos! Happy Day of the Dead!” Salma captioned the photos.
If you are not familiar with the holiday, “The Day of the Dead” is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin communities which is associated with the Catholic celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. In most cases, the holiday lasts several days where family and friends gather to pray and remember people from the past.
In most cases, the family constructs the “Ofrenda” where the place items on a ritual display. It can be quite large and elaborate, it usually includes sections for each individual person who has died, and items connected to them are placed on the altar.
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As you know, Salma is a huge animal lover and her altar is filled with past family pets including an entire frame filled with photos of the animals. Scroll Down For More Photos.
In the heartwarming snaps, Hayek included one of the doggie’s tennis balls and even a few of their favorite treats.
“This is so beautiful ? tears came out of my eyes ❤️,” one fan wrote after seeing the display.
Another added, “Thank you for sharing these pictures with us, to us, your fans, means a lot seeing you sharing personal moments with us ❤️ Beautiful dress Salma and lovely día de los muertos set up! ♥️?? ? ?.”
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“It makes me really happy to see you embrace your own culture. I remember when I was a little girl I looked up to you so much, and then I saw you get so upset when you went to Mexico & you were so rude towards people who just wanted to show you love. As an American with Mexican roots, it shattered me. Thank you for changing,” a fan emotionally wrote.
As we reported, Salma has had quite the past few weeks after the wildfires spared her Napa Valley Winery, and she shared a thank you to the firefighters who put their life on the line to save the property.