Sunday, October 30, 2022

Day of the Dead: The Flower Fields at Comonfort

One of the most moving and spiritual experiences in Mexico has been an annual trip to the flower fields in Comonfort before Dia de los Muertos. You’ll appreciate Dia de los Muertos in a whole new way and if you want to understand the history, go to the source.

A ritual, friend Billy Mervin, buys a truckload of flowers to decorate La Dona Restaurant and takes Nicholas DiPanam and I to share the experience. In Comonfort, there are dozens of shops that also sell ceramics, including skulls, incense burners and many small items for your altars.

For 39 years in a row, I’ve built an ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos. I was there to gather flowers for my little sister, Judy, who passed away earlier this year from cancer. Coincidentally, the woman who runs Huerta Ave de Paraiso, shares the same beautiful name – Judith.

If you want to get into the spirit of Day of the Dead, take a trip to Comonfort. You’re eyes will be filled with the glorious sight of Marigolds and Mano de Leon, as far as the eyes can see. The Marigolds were still growing but the Mano de Leon were lush and the tallest rows were claimed by Billy to decorate La Dona Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende.

Put up against everything all year, this is one experience I would not trade for anything. Thank you Billy Mervin for sharing this experience.

Huerta Ave de Paraiso On the road from Comonfort to Empalme Escobedo Phone 52 412 120 8038