Mexico’s Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) takes place over the course of 2 days, the 1st and 2nd of November. On Nov 1st you remember the lives of children who have passed and Nov 2nd is for adults. Some folks find el Dia de los Muertos a bit gruesome as a holiday. I happen to think it’s a beautiful thing to have a day(s) where you remember & celebrate your loved ones and what they liked to eat.
Altars are created to the “difuntos” (deceased) with their favorite foods as well as pictures of them. It can be a very elaborate and intense thing to behold. Mexicans also celebrate by eating “Pan de Muerto” and “Sugar Skulls“. The Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) is a sweet bread covered in sugar and the Sugar Skulls (Calaveras de Azúcar) are just that.
La Migaja Mexican Bakery in Little Havana is where I have been getting my Pan de Muerto for the last few years. It’s great & authentic for those of you who want to keep it real & remember those who have passed.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos: