Calca Cemetery represents a typical rural Catholic cemetery with mausoleums, above-ground crypts and tablos.

Mourners carry decorated caskets to the internment site; everyone receives a memento such as a photo or biography of the departed.

The internment sites have elaborate decorations to depict the deceased's history. Many crypts have windows with family items decorating the interior. Families observe a yearlong mourning period by avoiding social festivities.

Family members regularly place fresh flowers on their loved one's gravesite and visit on holidays and death anniversaries.