In Mexico City, Mexico; the Day of the Dead is celebrated as a reunion with those departed but never forgotten
Families reunited with those departed in candle-lit cemeteries throughout Mexico
during the Day of the Dead celebrations
Graves of deceased relatives were decorated with flowers, candles, and colorful cut-up paper
Together they held vigil, talked, and ate their favorite food with them.
RELATIVE VISITING A DEAD RELATIVE, MIGUEL MENESES, SAYING:
“It’s a tribute for our deceased. Mostly it’s a tradition we’ve been following each year since our relative passed away”.
The tradition blends Catholic rituals with the pre-Hispanic belief
that the dead return once a year from the underworld