Day of the Dead Offerings

My Slice of Mexico

I am back from my trip to Mexico!  It was wonderful to be able to visit my family in Culiacán, and attend my niece’s wedding in Mazatlán, both cities in the state of Sinaloa.  I will post about my experiences there soon, but I did not want to miss the opportunity to share some pics of the interesting offerings in honour of the departed that were on display at businesses and hotels, in preparation for the Day of the Dead (today, November 2).  Saintly images, an abundance of flowers and skeletal figurines with their ivory faces, all combined with candles, chiseled paper squares, portraits of ancestors and, of course, food.

Supermarkets were well stocked with Day of the Dead cushy bread, Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta) flowers, and sugar skulls:

Along with the display in one of them, was a small offering, mixing traditional elements, such as the image of the…

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