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Panteon San Miguel

  San Miguel residents begin designing their "tapetes de arena" (sand carpets) around noon and by eight at night, the colorful sand paintings are finished and on display in the entrance hall to the cemetery. Beyond, are altars people have constructed to honor their dead. Wall niches filled with candles throw a soft light on the sand creations, which are judged for style and originality. A band lends atmosphere during the judging, and street vendors offer "pan de muertos" and hot chocolate.

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