This is my first pumpkin, celebrating “Día de los Muertos”. While I was decorating it, I also did some research and learned a lot of new information about the colors. I had to take the greens and blues off the stem, and put some red and yellow around it. Since my marigold (Cempazuchitl) are dead from the slight freeze in October, I used some pot marigold from the backyard garden instead.
- Purple – Signifies pain, suffering, grief, and mourning
- Pink – Celebration
- White – Purity and hope
- Orange – Sun
- Red – The blood of life
- Yellow – Cempazuchitl are marigolds that symbolize death. Petals are used to make a trail so that the spirits can see the path to their altars.