Dia de Los Difuntos

 Dia de Los Difuntos   (day of the dead celebration)

Most Ecuadorian and Latin American people go to the cemetery and meet at their family plot.

This is a community event, flowers, wreaths, fresh painted markers and family history are shared.

This is one of our most colorful days to see our town’s cemetery in Cotacachi.  Everyone is welcome.
The remains of the family members rest close together.  The living extended family are reunited to honor their memory.

The favorite food of the deceased is eaten on the family plot.  Guagua bread and Colada Morada is a traditionally made drink and served.

This is a very heartwarming experience to share with the local indigenous families.

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