Image: Day of the Dead 2002, 9

Day of the Dead 2002, 9

Day of the Dead in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2002.

Photographer:
Jeannine Baker
Rights:
© Jeannine Baker

Notes

Local markets provide colourful papeles picados (paper cut-outs), candy skulls and food, and pan de muerto (bread of the dead). Most homes include an altera (altar), laden with ofrendas (offerings) to the deceased, and gravesites are cleaned and decorated with an abundance of candles and flowers.

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