Meet Liz at Aculturame blog. She was born in Mexico but now lives in the USA and travels the world. This is a wonderful post where she describes the Day of the Dead celebration in her native San Luis Potosi, Mexico.


Día de los Muertos in San Luis Potosí Día de los Muertos in San Luis Potosí

Towards the end of October, my grandmother made preparations for this special holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Sometimes, if she had time, she would prepare her own Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) otherwise she would special order it from the bakery; a few of them specialize in making this bread for this specific holiday. She would also send one of her granddaughters to buy colorful sugar skulls in all kinds of sizes as part of the decoration for the altar, and she would special order the best cempasúchil flowers (yellow marigolds) from the open-air market.

The last week of October she would prepare an altar with colorful papel picado (fancy crepe paper garlands) and set up pictures of beloved family members who have passed away. She would place items that the dead enjoyed while…

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