On November 1st, you can see long line-ups in the streets for fresh-made tamales as early as 6 am. Special cookies and treats are made unique for this day, as are special-made breads. Pan de Wawa (Baby bread) is given to girls as a special treat, and the Pan de Caballo (Horse-shaped bread) is given to boys: all come in a range of sizes. The other famous dish of the day is Lechón - deep-fried pig.
So, if you are in Peru on these dates, now you know why there are hardly any locals in the streets, why every cemetery is full, and what's up with those 'Baby' breads!