Received from: Colombia
Date: July 2012
A guagua de pan (bread baby) is a type of sweet roll shaped and decorated in the form of a small child or infant. They are generally made of wheat and sometimes contain a sweet filling. They are made and eaten as part of ancestral rites in Andean regions of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, the south of Colombia, and the north of Argentina, mainly on the Day of the Dead, but also as part of agricultural festivals, carnivals, and Christmas.