Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead,) is a Mexican holiday that honors those we have lost– by celebrating their spirits and stories that live on. The traditions for this holiday are colorful and meaningful– And spread over the span of two days (because there’s just so much to do!). From November 1st through November 2nd, you can take an auténtico deep-dive into a world of marigolds, sugar skulls and incredible foods shared over stories of the loved ones we honor.
The first thing to know is that its tradition to create altars for the departed, beautifully adorned in vibrant colors, candles and the traditional flor de cempasúchil (marigold flowers.) These are believed to help guide the spirits back to the world of the living. Ofrendas (offerings), such as flowers, favorite foods and personal possessions (like our abuela’s favorite mariachi record) are also placed on the altars to encourage the souls of those lost to return home and hear the prayers of the ones who love them.
Both the sugar skull symbol and the story of La Catrina have inspired many art forms, makeup styles and decorations for the holiday— If you’re on the hunt for Día De Los Muertos decor for your home or as a gift, make sure to shop from local Mexican vendors and artists!
Like any holiday, Día De Los Muertos comes with an incredible spread of food and drinks for all to enjoy– and when Cacique is at the table, you know it’s gonna be good. While every family has their go-to menu items, like: pan de muerto, mole, tamales, chocolate, candies, atole (cornflour drink), and coffee. It’s also common to serve a favorite meal of the deceased in their honor. For us at Cacique, these moments with our loved ones are important because it reflects what we as a family company believe in. Celebrating our commitment to providing authentic Mexican flavors with experiences rooted in our heritage and traditions. And there’s nothing quite like swapping stories over a home-cooked meal to truly bring the memories of our loved ones to life!
This year, we’re sharing five different sope recipes for you to try during Día De Los Muertos. Just like the memories of the ones we have lost, these are great for sharing at the table! And, like the holiday itself, our recipes are a mix of traditional favorites and personalized flavors (with a little something for everyone). Check out these delicious sopes recipes and other fun ideas to add to your auténtico Día De Los Muertos celebrations.
CACIQUE TRADITIONAL SOPES
CACIQUE VEGETARIAN SOPES WITH NOPALES
CACIQUE SHRIMP SOPES WITH ROASTED POBLANO CREMA
CACIQUE BREAKFAST SOPES
CACIQUE PIZZA SOPES