I am proud of my family’s ofrenda, or altar, for Dia de los Muertos this year. Day of the Dead is a holiday on Nov. 1-2 this year that celebrates our loved ones who have passed away. We set up an offering table with photos and memories of those who have died. I’m sharing what we included in our ofrenda this year:
- Faux flowers. I was unable to find marigolds because they are no longer in season here in Chicago. They typically die out before Dia de los Muertos here. I will need to buy faux petals next year.
- Sugar skulls.
- Pan dulce. We are supposed to use pan del muerto but I was unable to find any. I will have to try making my own next year. Conchas are a favorite of many of my family members.
- Favorite foods and drinks.
In you’re interested in learning more about Dia de los Muertos, read articles such as this one by National Geographic.