Here’s how you can celebrate Day of the Dead with us:
- Join us live on Instagram and Facebook at 6pm on Wednesday 28 October for an exciting Day of the Dead special event, where Ofelia from Morenita & Vanilla will share her famous family recipe for Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) and show how she decorates her altar for Day of the Dead.
- Drop off a printed photo of your passed loved one to us at 80 Charles Street, Seddon and we’ll add them to the altar in our window. Choose one of our colourful printed photo frames too! Download the photo frame here
- Create your own altar at home with traditional skulls and paper marigolds from Casa Bonita.
- Order delicious Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) from Morenita & Vanilla to serve with Colombian or Mexican hot chocolate (best served in our hand painted crockery!)
A Mexican and Latin American celebration!!
Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a UNESCO recognised cultural tradition throughout Latin America to celebrate the lives of the deceased with love and respect.
In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle and Dia de Muertos is not a day of sadness, but a day of life-affirming joy because our loved ones awaken and celebrate with us. During this time, family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have died.
We honour them with a photograph at an altar decorated with skulls and marigolds, and include offerings of their favorite foods and memorabilia.
Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) is a sweet bread scented with orange blossom, traditionally eaten on Day of the Dead. The design represents a skull and crossbones and the bread is baked so the spirits can absorb its essence after their long journey back to visit us.
As we like to say... "You're not dead until people stop talking about you"