Relationship: Child of im/migrant
My ofrenda
My ofrenda

      The sweet aroma of pan de Muerto and champurrado is in the air. Radiant orange marigolds, flickering candles, sugar skulls, and fresh fruit construct an ofrenda: an altar created to celebrate our loved ones who passed away. We convey stories of them to remember them and set pan de Muerto, champurrado, and fruits to make them feel welcome. Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that my family commemorates. Dia de Los Muertos celebrates infants and children who passed away on November 1st and honors adults who died on November 2nd. One of my favorite recollections is waking up after Dia de Los Muertos and drinking champurrado with pan de Muerto. Celebrating this holiday makes me feel closer to my family.

Place(s): Mexico

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Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant