Today and tomorrow, November 1st and 2nd, are the Day of the Dead. It’s celebrated in Mexico. Family and friends get together to remember those who have died. People also make alters to the dead and visit the graves of their loved ones.
We went to a Mexican restaurant this evening and saw an alter.
There were skulls on it made of sugar, and favorite foods and drinks of loved ones who have passed away. A woman who works there told me about some of the desserts that were on the alter. One was made of sweet potatoes and another of guava fruit…
They gave us a special hot chocolate drink and sweet tamales for dessert, specially for the holiday.
The lady who works there told us how in small towns in Mexico they decorate their houses with flowers in the doorways and petals strewn about the floor. Marigolds are particularly important. It sounds pretty.
The day is all about celebrating those loved ones who have passed on. It’s nice to have a day each year specifically for that.
Check out some other posts about the Day of the Dead…
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