Day of the Dead

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Calacas
skeleton figures (these skeleton figures represent the happiness of the afterlife)
La calavera
skull (decorations are sometimes made of sugar or chocolate)
La Catrina
The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat representing the upper class clothes of a European of her time.
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Ofrenda
an offering (refers to the goods set out on the altars to guide the spirits)
Pan de los muertos
bread of the dead (is a sweet bread that is also used to decorate the ofrendas)
Papel picado
colorful tissue paper with intricate, festive designs cut out
Velas
Candles (used to light the graves)
El 1 de noviembre (el día de los angelitos)
Day of the Dead for the children
El 2 de noviembre
Day of the Dead for adults
Cempasúchil
marigold (flower of the dead)
Tumba
grave (people clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones)
Disfraz
costume (some people dress up and paint their faces for Day of the Dead)
El copal
incense (the scent of incense attracts the spirits)
las mariposas
butterflies (people believe that the Monarch butterflies that migrate to Mexico are the souls of their loved ones)
el mole
spicy (chocolate) sauce served over meats
flautas
tortillas filled with meat or chicken and cheese, rolled tightly to resemble flutes
horchata
rice drink with cinnamon and sugar
los angelitos
souls of children who have died
empanadas
turnover-like pastries ( may be filled with sweet or savory ingredients)
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