It’s about ‘high time’ that we highlight Dia De Muertos – Cannabis and Calavera Cookies!
A few years back I travelled to the gorgeous island of Cozumel, in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
A haven of Cruise ships, and expensive couture shops on the famous Melgar Avenue, this little island knows how to celebrate their deceased loved ones!
The incredible part of my trip was that I was there during North American Halloween, or as the Mexican culture celebrates: Dia De Muertos or: Day of the Dead.
One street over from Melgar Avenue is where I found the ‘real’ Cozumel.
Butcher shops, quaint markets, and an incredible take-home-BBQ treat called Poc Chuc had me wanting more.
Talk about a beautiful sensory overload!
Mexican music flowed into the busy streets while everyone prepared to honor their deceased family members.
Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico between October 31st and November 2nd.
Mexicans visit cemeteries, decorate the graves, and spend time there, in the presence of their deceased friends and family members.
The entire island was on pause. It was nothing short of captivating.
Everyone was buying up the last of the white face paint-something hard to find on the island and preparing fresh flowers, gifts, and pictures to remember those who have passed.
As the day turned into evening, a group of us walked toward the community square, where the celebrations would begin before the candlelight procession.
The feeling was completely spooky but totally mesmerizing.
Everyone, I mean everyone was dressed up and face-painted. Colorful Calaveras (skulls) and Calacas (skeletons) were everywhere.
It was surreal! Even children were dressed up and painted in preparation for the island’s traditional activities.
This experience on Cozumel was one of the highlights of my travels.
It created an authentic, de-commercialized, and honest way to connect with family both alive and dead in an absolutely epic way. Epic!
Create Cannabis Calavera cookies aka: Sugar Skull Cookies with a little spice that tastes so nice!
You can light candles, decorate your home with Mexican-appropriate Day of the Dead décor, skulls, picture frames of relatives who have passed, and create an entire celebration around this.
The beauty of celebrating Dia De Muertos is you can do it all from home, safely and beautifully!
While you’re doing this, enjoy the recipe below.
You might even love trying to make Cannabis Churros!