The Mayan Garden Club celebrated Day of the Dead with a party at Members’ home in Tulum and a tour of the Cemetery preparing for the November 1 day honoring children.
Vendors sold flowers and chocolate near the cemetery for placement on the graves. We saw one man who had lost three children and his wife in a fire recently trying to honor them through his tears. Many family groups met at the family grave and reminisced about the deceased relatives. Others built markers that towered above everything to honor their extended family, and others decorated their colorful markers with flowers and pictures.
This is a wonderful time to learn of the Mexican culture and celebrate the meaning of a life.