The Fort Worth Botanic Garden will incorporate the beauty of tradition, culture, and botanicals for Día de Los Muertos, Oct. 28-Nov. 2. Widely observed in Hispanic cultures, Día de Los Muertos or the Day of the Dead, is a tradition where the living prepare for and celebrate the souls of the departed.
As FWBG | BRIT begins its ¡Celebramos! events, you might notice one flower taking center stage: marigolds. These brightly colored yellow or orange blooms are closely associated with Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrations in Mexico, Texas and throughout the world on November 1 and 2.
The Mexican or Aztec marigold has been used for centuries in Mexico to represent the fragility of life. Known in the Nahuatl language spoken by the Aztecs as cempasuchil, the flowers are native to Central Mexico and have been cultivated since ancient times.