Cempasuchil is the name for the flowers here and it comes from the Nahautl word for them. They've been used as part of observances for the dead for a very long time.
Guadalajara isn't the best place to see many Day of the Dead traditions, but because of work schedules and other restrictions, we aren't going to be able to go anywhere else this year. But it's still an important holiday here and I'm enjoying seeing what's happening.
Next year in the Yucatan!