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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with flowers

by webdev

October 28, 2010

The Latin American holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will take place on November 1 and 2. To celebrate, many will decorate their homes with traditional fresh flowers.

Dia do los Muertos is an opportunity for families to celebrate the lives of those who have passed away, according to MexConnect.com. Instead of being mournful when remembering the dead, this holiday focuses on honoring the lives of loved ones who have passed on.

The first day of the celebration is dedicated to children and infants who have died, referred to as "angelitos," or little angels. The second day is set aside for the memory of adults who have passed away.

Many people believe that the spirit of the deceased will visit their families' homes during the festival. For that reason, many people decorate their houses and create an altar to those who have died.

The news source states that many people use fresh flowers to decorate the altars and grave sites of late family members. Marigolds and cockscomb are the traditional flowers used for this event.

According to Botanical.com, Mexican marigolds can grow up to 4 feet tall and be equally as wide. To honor the holiday, consider buying festive flower arrangements of red and gold marigolds.

 

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