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"November 2nd.... The death's day" Mexico City Local Custom Tip by Gomita

Mexico City Local Customs: 90 reviews and 88 photos

  Offering to Miguel Hidalgo (Independence Heroe)
by Gomita

Every year in November 2nd, Mexico celebrates the death's day. This day people set up an offering to their beloved who have died. This offering consist of several things who belonged to the person dead , the picture, besides his/her favorite food, candles and yellow flowers, in the offering it should be included salt and water. It is believed that the dead person will visit the offering to eat the food.
Salt helps the dead person to find the way to the offering.
It is a tradition too that People goes to the cemetery to put flowers in the graves, sometimes they like to put the offering there.

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  • Written Nov 2, 2004
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