October 21, 2020

In a pandemic year, Mexico's Day of the Dead will be more subdued

In a pandemic year, Mexico's Day of the Dead will be more subduedMarigolds, known in Mexico as "the flower of the dead" for a scent believed be strong and sweet enough to attract souls and draw them back, are generally all around by mid-October as the Day of the Dead approaches. "There have been a lot of losses this year," said Concepcion Cruz, who cultivates marigold in Mexico City. Ratcheting back the celebrations is a sacrifice that must be made if Mexico is to curb the spread of the pandemic, said Columba Lopez, director of Mexico City's Commission for Natural Resources and Rural Development.


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