Tag: Day of the Dead

EDIBLE GLIMPSES: Bread of the Dead

Central to the celebration of El día de los muertos is pan de muerto, or bread of the dead—a sweet, butter-rich bread perfumed with cinnamon or aniseed, orange blossom or vanilla, covered in sesame seeds or colored sugar.

Bread of the Dead

Many Mexican Americans return home for the holiday, but in Sunset Park observants can make their ofrenda at home or contribute to altars built at community centers and churches.