Remembering the Dead on La Palma




A grave decorated with white dahlias for All Saint's Day
A simple grave, newly decorated

Halloween isn’t much of a fiesta here, although it’s becoming more popular. All Saint’s Day is. Traditionally, it’s when people remember their dead. So they decorate the graves in the morning, and most cemeteries have a special mass.

It’s fascinating to see, but please be sensitive. Some people may be recently bereaved and feeling fragile.

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