Friday, October 31, 2008
Cempasuchil is the flower of the dead. The markets are teeming with heaps of giant marigolds waiting to adorn the altars or "ofrendas" to loved ones who have passed on. Ofrendas will also consist of photos of the dearly departed, fruit, drink, bread, and sweets along with objects used by them in their daily life. People start to prepare altars in their homes, schools, and work place several days before the actual event.