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Minerva explodes in burst of orange

With the November 1 and 2 Day of the Dead commemorations approaching, a ring of marigolds (known in Spanish by their Nahuatl moniker cempazuchitl) adorns Guadalajara’s iconic Minerva traffic circle.

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Petals of the traditional Dia de los Muertos flower are often laid out on the ground to form a path leading to altars to the deceased. Marigolds may also be strung in garlands, fixed onto a wreath or cross-shaped base, or arranged in clay pots to adorn an offering.

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