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Hispanic Heritage

Since becoming a mom I knew I wanted to pass on my Hispanic Heritage and traditions to los bodoques.  Growing up Latina, Mamá would take me to el Mercado de Portales to buy all the stuff for the altar.  While some of the pieces could be re-used over the years, it was always fun to go on the hunt for new pieces, and of course pick some new papel picado, sugar and chocolate skulls  (that you can eat after), and the fresh zempasúchitl (marigold flowers).

I started putting up my own altar in the US when I was pregnant with my first one. It suddenly hit me, Día de Muertos was coming and if I did not celebrate it and make it a tradition, no one would...

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