Friday, November 02, 2007

Day of the Dead in Costa Rica

On November 2 Costa Ricans celebrate the Day of the Dead, however they way they do it differs from the way Mexicans celebrate it. In Tiquicia the Day of the Dead is when family members visit cemeteries to make flower offerings to their deceased loved ones, which is very similar to what Brazilians do. Here are a few images:

A man visits a cemetery during celebrations of the Day of the Dead in Atenas, Costa Rica, Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. The Day of the Dead honors the deceased, a tradition which coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

A couple visits a cemetery during celebrations of the Day of the Dead in Atenas, Costa Rica, Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Family members place flowers on the grave of a relative at a cemetery during Day of the Dead celebrations, in Tierra Blanca, Cartago, November 2, 2007. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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