There is some sadness as we remember our lost love ones, but it also a time of happiness as we are reunited. Mexican Ambassador, Her Excellency, Mrs Rosaura Leonora Rueda Gutierrez
Remembering the departed
By Roger Childs
This is a poignant time of the year for Mexicans, as they remember those who have passed on.
There are two days of remembrance:
~ November 1: a day when departed children’s souls return to Earth.
~ November 2: when the adults who have passed away return.
Many traditions accompany the commemorations, such as
- having elegantly dressed skeletons with distinctive expressions (See below)
- surrounding them with marigolds and lighted candles
- having special bread and drinking hot chocolate.