One way to celebrate Día de los Muertos is cooking. When I was in Mexico City, I picked up a great cookbook: Las fiestas de Frida y Diego, written by Diego Rivera’s daughter Guadalupe. It is a wonderful compilation of recipes from the legendary Mexican artist couple. The book is divided by months, and the October month suggests to cook sopa de jocoque to militares de París. It’s not only beautiful to honor the holiday, but Mexico’s culture in its entirety.
Build an altar.
On this day, altars are built to place ofrendas, or offerings such as food and drinks to the dead visiting from the other world. Here is a step-by-step instructions to build an ofrenda at home.
Visit love ones.