In Ecuador, the Day of the Dead holiday is celebrated with colada morada, accompanied by delicious, spongy guaguas de pan. Colada morada is the traditional drink of Ecuador and dates back to pre-Hispanic times. During the Day of the Dead, it is immensely popular throughout the country.
The various residents of Ecuador travel to the cemetery on this day and visit their deceased relatives, believing that they can still communicate with each other.
The natives bring along food and drink, such as this colada morada, to the cemetery as they believe that death is transformational and not the complete disappearance of a person. The families also take pride in decorating the tombs as they reconnect with their ancestors.
Thanks to this wonderful tradition, we can enjoy this refreshing drink-a rica blend of fruits, herbs, and spices.