Silence doesn’t mean a story isn’t being told. Walk. Observe. Read. Even listen.
Cemeteries are more than a place to bury the dead. They are the link to a town’s past.
The cemetery in Todos Santos is a colorful display of tributes to those who have passed. While some might say it is a bit dilapidated, others will find the love.
Mexican cemeteries aren’t like most in the United States. The tributes are more grand – and that is not necessarily a sign of wealth. They are colorful, ornate in some cases. Some are like mini homes for these souls.
As Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) approaches on Nov. 1, families will bring mementos, tokens, candles, even food for those have died.
Visiting a Mexican cemetery is worth doing no matter the time of year.
I love cemeteries. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
This is my favorite quote about them:
“I have always enjoyed cemeteries.
Altars for the living as well as resting places for the dead,
they are entryways, I think, to any town or city,
the best places to become acquainted with the tastes of the inhabitants,
both present and gone.”
― Edwidge Danticat
We just visited the gravesite of my mother and family in Brooklyn. We did grave stone rubbings. A forever experience
Will always remember the cemetery in Paris with several notables buried there, so we did some rubbings & just sat quietly to think.