Flowers — not real — are at most gravesites in Todos Santos. (Image: Kathryn Reed)

Silence doesn’t mean a story isn’t being told. Walk. Observe. Read. Even listen.

A game covers the area where a child was buried. (Image: Kathryn Reed)

Cemeteries are more than a place to bury the dead. They are the link to a town’s past.

There will always be the need for new places to bury the dead. (Image: Kathryn Reed)

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.

The cemetery in Todos Santos is colorful. (Image: Kathryn Reed)

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.

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