Celebrate Day of the Dead

Halloween isn’t the only traditional holiday celebrated during this time of the year!  Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday, is celebrated from October 31-November 2. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration of the holiday is also known for the intricately painted sugar skulls that dates back to the 17th century, not only  appearing  as decor but also as inspiration for costume.

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No holiday is complete without food though and pan de muerto  is one of the highlights of this 3 day event.  Baked during the weeks leading up to Dia de Muertos and eaten along with the deceased relatives’ favorite foods, this sweet roll has variations ranging from the addition of anise seeds to flavoring from orange flower water.

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With three locations (two in Manhattan and one in Park Slope, Brooklyn), Fonda Restaurant has been celebrating the Day of the Dead for an entire week!

Tonight is your last chance to partake in this tradition and try their pan de muerto paired with stone ground hot chocolate. Sugar dusted and scented with orange-blossom, this is a dessert that you’ll want to get your hands on before you have to wait another year till its return!

 

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