Day of the Dead is celebrated tomorrow and Friday in Mexico. This week I’m finally feeling the spirit.
Here is the altar I put up yesterday in our living room:
… and the Pan de Muerto I had for breakfast, purchased from La Puerta Abierta Bakery in Roma. (Verdict: thumbs up, although it didn’t have any orange-blossom water.)
Here’s our small-but-growing collection of oficios, which are palm-sized figurines depicting various professions. This year we scored with the chef lady and some skeleton dudes reverse-dunking a basektball. (Those dudes aren’t pictured, because they’re on the altar itself.)
And the skull-shaped earrings I bought at Mercado de Medellín!
Hope you all have a fantastic Day of the Dead, and that you remember your loved ones who’ve passed on.
More on Day of the Dead from The Mija Chronicles:
How to Make a Day of the Dead Altar
A Plain but Lovely Pan De Muerto
A Visit to Toluca’s Fería de Alfeñique (Sugar-Skull Market)
Traditional Day of the Dead Candy
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Mija is Lesley Téllez, a food writer and culinary guide in New York City. I spent four years in Mexico's Distrito Federal, which launched my deep love for Mexican food and culture. In 2010 I co-founded the tourism company Eat Mexico.
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