Día de los Difuntos (All Souls Day) in Calderón, Ecuador / by Bear Guerra

The most traditional celebration of All Souls Day in the Quito area takes place just outside of the city in the rural community of Calderón. One of the many examples in this region of the syncretism of indigenous Andean culture and Catholicism, every November 2nd the families of loved ones buried in Calderón's cemetery gather there to beautify their grave sites and celebrate their memory. All photos ©Bear Guerra.