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November 8, 2019 Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community Newspaper eNewspaper

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ARTESIA CEMETERY What kind of flowers are used for Dia de los Muertos? Marigolds, represent the fragility of life. The marigold most commonly used in Dia de los Muertos celebrations is the Targetes erecta, Mexican marigold or Aztec marigold, otherwise known as cempasuchitl or flower of the dead. Marigold flowers, is believed that the spirits of our departed loved ones come to visit during the celebration and marigolds are used to help guide the spirits with their vibrant color. **Usually this late in the season, the marigold plant and flowers, are past their prime, as this is a summer flower.… Read more »