Mariposa Life

October 31, 2013

Debbie Croft: Hornitos residents remember those who came before on Day of the Dead

On Nov. 2 of each year a candlelight procession takes place in Hornitos. All Souls’ Day is known in Spanish as Dia de los Muertos, which literally means Day of the Dead. Visitors arrive around dusk to carry candles up the hill to the cemetery. Each candle is placed on a grave, and the road is lit by hundreds of small lanterns called luminarias.

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