We got to the main city cemetery at about 12 and things were just getting started. A few graves had already been decorated and many, many families were entering the cemetery. The graves are often decorated like the altars in people's homes. The family cleans the grave, decorates it, and often eats there too. I loved being in the cemetery on Saturday.
You'll see lots of cempasuchil flowers. It's very common to use the
petals to decorate the graves. A friend of ours who has spent a lot of
time researching traditional Native American music told us that the
ground will be covered with petals in parts of Mexico for the Day of the
Dead. It really is a beautiful holiday.
Noon is not the best time for taking photos.