Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day of the Dead or All Saints Day.

This is a very interesting article about the upcoming holiday..... Day of the Dead or All Saints day as it is more commonly known in this area.

Fiambre is made and sold here but it is really something that is eaten more in the city or Antigua than in the rural areas around Panajachel. I think the cost of making it would be difficult for most of the people that we work with.

But they do spend a lot of time going to the cemetary, painting the graves and headstones, going to the cemetary with bunches of flowers, bright colored paper decorations. Outside the cemetary it takes on a party atmosphere, lots of little booths are set up selling food, "cantina" tents are set up selling beer and alcohol, ice cream vendors and lots of music, even live bands.
http://www.nj. com/homegarden/ entertaining/ index.ssf/ 2009/10/day_ of_the_dead_ dishes_from_ pa.html

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