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1 November, 2017

The Day of the Dead

Cozumel as many other regions in Mexico, celebrates what is believed to be a night when the souls of the deceased come to visit us. Special altars are decorated with flowers, candles and food and are displayed in hotels, restaurants and other public places. The bakeries on the island are filled with sweets shaped like skulls, and a special brioche bread covered with sugar called “Pan de Muerto”; flowers and memorials fill the cemetery. Particularly popular are marigolds, a sacred orange flower that represents death.
Families prepare their favorite food and drink on an altar for the dearly departed, or on the tombstones at the cemetery.

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