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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Day of All Flowers

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The tradition, on November 1, for Canary Islanders to visit the tombs of their departed, flowers in hand, continued yesterday, despite the stormy weather, registering some 40,000 visitors to one cemetery. Without doubt, though, the flowers are the focus of this event and practically nobody turns up with their hands empty, however, many are gritting their teeth over the excessive prices. Flowers for Todos los Santos (All Saints) are being sold at 50 to 100% more than at other times of the year, although the Spanish Federation of Florists say that the wholesale price of roses has reduced by 6%.