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Ecuadoreans Feast with Dead on the Day of the Dead

QUITO – Thousands of Ecuadorean peasants carried food to the graves of their dead relatives to eat and celebrate the Day of the Dead, a day on which traditionally families gather and remember the dead with “colada morada” and “guaguas de pan.”

“Colada morada” is a sweet stew made with blueberry, blackberry, pineapple, strawberry and aromatic herbs, and is accompanied by “guaguas de pan,” human shaped bread decorated with colored stripes.

In the rural areas of northern Quito on Sunday, the peasants also carried other typical dishes to the cemeteries, such as boiled corn, potatoes, boiled beans and fried pork, as well as bananas or their dead family members’ favorite foods.

According to a centuries-old-belief, the souls of the dead sit on the improvised table and listen to the problems of the people and help them.

Family members also pray during the feast and silently recount their earthly sorrows to the dead.

The food follows the visit to the cemeteries, which on Sunday were flooded with flowers.

Safety and health care institutions deployed two control operations to ensure order in the cemeteries.

The Ecuadorean Red Cross reported that it had deployed 550 volunteers and more than 50 vehicles around the country to provide assistance on the holiday.

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