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Pan de Muerto - Bread of the Dead

Day of the Dead ( Dia de muertos) is a holiday in Mexico that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remenber relatives who have died. This tradition is a legacy of past civilizations who belived thar the souls of the dead return each year to eat and drink with their living relatives.

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased, using flowers, particulary the zempasuchil, and candles, wich are placed to guide the spirits home to their loved ones. Other symbols include the delicious "Pan de Muerto, which is enjoyed by young and old alike.

The bread is often shaped into skulls or round loaves with strips of dough rolled out and attached to resemble bones. The "bones" are often decorated with sugars and flavored with anise. The bread is ceremoniously placed on altars for the spirits of the dead, so they can have some sustenance for the long trip.

This may all seem morbid and somewhat ghoulish for many, but for Mexicans the Day of the Dead is a time of celebration.

 
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