Flowers of the dead' sold for Día de los Muertos

These marigolds are for

Día de los Muertos

or Day of the Dead

Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

They’re called Cempasuchil

and known as “flower of the dead”

MEXICAN MARIGOLD GROWER, CRISTOBAL GARCIA, SAYING:

"Last year was terrible for us. This year, markets reopened so we are doing better. Sales have restarted, we are already selling the cempasuchil flowers. We always sell it before October 31 because they are taken to markets and malls.”

They cover streets, homes and altars

on Day of the Dead

CUSTOMER, HILDA HERNANDEZ, SAYING:

"In an altar the marigolds have a lot of meaning. With the colour and smell, the diseased supposedly follow that colour and smell to arrive at the houses where they meet again with their relatives."

Dead relatives are offered

favorite foods and past vices

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