The day of the dead is celebrated across Mexico every year as part of a tradition to honor and remember the dead. Mexico City, Mexico. 02/11/2010
As every year on 2 November it is a very special day for Mexicans, millions come to visit the departed in the country's cemeteries on the Day of the Dead. The graves are decorated with flowers and smoke of burning incense, with music played throughout. Mexicans come and live with their dead, and to eat food with their loved ones.
In the early hours Mrs Pati Arthur with her husband went to one of the famous markets of Mexico City, the Jamaican market, known as the flower market. They visited various places to find suitable flowers for her son's grave in the midst of so many people. They chose the marigold flower.
They then travelled on the underground to one of the oldest and famous cemeteries, where the remains of some illustrious persons are buried, Diego Rivera, Agustín Lara, Dolores del Rio, the writer Emma Godoy, Silvestre Revueltas, Manuel M. Ponce, Siqueiros and one of the best novelists, Mariano Azuela Mexican Revolution and many more illustrious persons. As the hours go by Pati and Arturo cleaned the grave of their son and slowly begin to decorate it, greet some carers and other families they have known for 5 years.