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Dia de los muertos

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las velas candles
los flores, cempasuchil flowers, especially marigolds (the flower of the dead according to Aztec legend)
la calavera skull
la foto (la fotografía) photo
la tumba tomb
el mercado market
el copal incense
el panteon, el cementario cemetery
la máscara, el disfraz mask, costume
la calaca, el esquéleto skeletons
el papel picado tissue paper cut outs
el altar, la ofrenda altar/offering table/memorial table
el pan de muertos bread of the dead
El Día de los Angelitos Nov. 1st, the day where children's souls are believed to return
El Día de los Muertos Nov. 2nd, the day where adult souls are believed to return
La Catrina "Lady Death" The most recognizable image from Mexico's folk art related to El Día de los Muertos; she is a well-dressed/rich lady skeleton
mole; enmoladas spicy chocolate sauce that goes with turkey, chicken, pork; enchiladas made with mole sauce (yum!)
el arroz con leche rice pudding
los tamales cornmeal "masa" filled with meat (or sometimes sweet fruit filling), wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaves
el pastel de tres leches traditional cake for any celebration; yellow cake drenched in 1. sweetened condensed milk, 2. evaporated milk, 3. half-and-half