Timeline October 31 Infants and children who have died are angelitos, or "little angels." They follow the path of marigolds home, where their families have altars with pan de muertos, sweet tamales and sugar calaveras.
Timeline cont. November 1 The angelitos must be gone. The offerings at the altars are appointed for the "faithful dead" or adult souls with pan de muertos, tamales, mole, cigarettes and tequila.
Timeline cont. November 2 Mummers run around town wearing masks to chase the stubborn souls back to the land of the dead.