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You Will Need
- Marigolds and fruit
- Altar and decorations
- Day of the Dead bread (optional)
Decorate your home
Decorate your home with orange marigolds and fruits in anticipation of the arrival of the dead on October 31.
Set up an altar
Set up an altar with pictures of deceased family members. Decorate it with flowers, bread, fruit and candy.
Light all-night burning candles in the afternoon of October 31. Then attend Mass on the morning of November 1.
Visit a cemetery
After mass, visit the cemetery where your deceased relatives have been buried. Take hoes, picks, and shovels so you can clean their graves and honor their memories. Place flowers, bread, and fruit on the graves.
Take part in traditional dances in the evening. Then return to the cemetery at midnight for a reunion of the living and the dead.