In Mexico, the Day of Dead Bread is called as Pan de Muertos. It’s celebrated across Mexico especially in last week of October and first week of November. This is additionally among the elements that are used in altar sets to honor souls during day of the dead. The bread is symbolizing fraternal offering to souls.
Different Ways in which Breads are Used
There are several places in which bread is used as offering being common while in others similar to Oaxaca, common sweet bread is being decorated with marzipan’s head that simulates a human body or in Puebla wherein regular bread is adorned with white sugar for children and red sugar for grownups altars as offerings.
In some other areas, the sweet bread is formed as:
And then, these breads are decorated with sugar, colored icing or seeds.
A Tradition that’s been Long Practiced
It’s a Spanish norm to use bread as offering for souls.
The Spaniards are accustomed to bringing wine and bread to churches or cemeteries during All Souls Day as offer for their families who passed away.
This is a way of remembering them and to asked protection as well.