|Photo Credit: Maribel Reyes|
This tradition where all of the departed are remembered is celebrated in:
Each country celebrates it differently, however it takes place November 1st and 2nd. In Mexico, Altars are made with yellow flowers known as "Flor de zempoalxochitl" or "La Flor de los 400 petalos" as well as candles, a picture of the person you are honoring, sugar skulls a.k.a. calaveritas de azucar and their favorite foods and drinks. It is a very colorful tradition that dates back to the colonial era in the sixteenth century. In Mexico a poem is written to celebrate their life!
|Photo Credit: Maribel Reyes, "Calaverita de Azucar" -Sugar Skull|