Posted by Zihu@Rob on October 13, 2000 at 08:26:44:
In Reply to: Day of the Dead posted by Marlin on October 12, 2000 at 20:45:43:
There aren't any real public "celebrations" since it is a very personal day for each family with deceased loved ones to remember. Sure, some businesses try to commercialize the day in Halloween fashion. However, you will find decorations available that are used for this day displayed not only in restaurants and businesses but also the markets. You will also see many actual "ofrendas" on display around town consisting of foods, drinks and other articles favored by the deceased person being honored. These will be common since almost all of us have family members we remember and honor on this day.
On Nov. 1st deceased children are remembered, on Nov. 2nd the adults. Families will go to their gravesites and clean them up, buy fresh flowers, and spend a good part of the day beside the graves of their deceased loved ones sharing the moment with them almost as if they were still here, which is the underlying idea.
You will find the local cemetary between Agua de Correa and Zihuatanejo at the bottom of the hill leading into Zihuatanejo coming from the airport on the right side of the road. It is located on the other side of a basketball court just past the small town of Agua de Correa (the original settlement in this area before Zihuatanejo) and extending a little way up the hill there.