guide the spirits to their altars using their vibrant colors and pungent scent.
a collection of objects placed on a ritual display.
a type of pan dulce traditionally baked in Mexico during the weeks leading up to the Día de Muertos, which is celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd.
a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral.
is a day to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed away
the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints
a flavorful sauce made with chocolate served with meat.
incense made of resin that comes from the tree of the same name
a skull made out of sugar which is used to decorate Day of the Dead altars.
The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations.
photos of are deceased loved ones
One of the strongest and most recognizable symbols of The Day of the Dead celebrations is the tall female skeleton wearing a fancy hat with feathers.
José Guadalupe Posada Aguilar was a Mexican political litographist who used relief printing to produce popular illustrations, he made the catrina
is a Mexican drink with indigenous roots, made out of milk, piloncillo, cornflour, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
is a chocolate-based atole, a warm and thick Mexican drink, prepared with either masa de maíz, masa harina, or corn flour; piloncillo; water or milk; and occasionally containing cinnamon, anise seed, or vanilla.
Quench the thirst of the spirits who are believed to travel to Earth for one day.
paper cutouts represent the wind and fragility, and are used as decorations for festive occasions throughout the year.
whimsical carvings depicting animals, people, objects, and imaginary creatures painted with intense colors and intricate patterns.
favorite food of the decased
favorite drinks of the deceased
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