The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Latin America to honor the dead. It is normally celebrated between Nov. 1 and 2 when families gather to pay tribute to their deceased relatives and present them with offerings. In Mexico, the Day is makers bright yellow and orange, the color of the staple flower used throughout the celebration: the Cempazuchitl.
After learning her lover, Huitzilin was killed in a war, Xochitl asked the Aztec god Tonatiuh to reunite her with him. In response, the god turned her into a flower as bright as the sun. Minutes later, a hummingbird said to be the reincarnation of Huitzilin stood on the flower, which immediately bloomed.