Colors that appear on Day of the Dead altars have different meanings. Purple signifies pain, suffering, grief and mourning; pink signifies celebration, while white signifies purity and hope. Orange is for the sun, red symbolizes the blood of lie and yellow is for the Mexican marigolds that symbolize death.

Colors that appear on Day of the Dead altars have different meanings. Purple signifies pain, suffering, grief and mourning; pink signifies celebration, while white signifies purity and hope. Orange is for the sun, red symbolizes the blood of lie and yellow is for the Mexican marigolds that symbolize death.