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Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is an annual holiday in which people of Mexican heritage dress up in Day of the Dead costumes and honor the deceased. Despite the name, it’s a day of ancestral remembrance and a joyful celebration of life.

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Nov 01, 2024, 12:00 AM

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Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated November 2. On this day, it is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit their living family members. Many people celebrate this day by visiting the graves of deceased loved ones and setting up altars with their favorite foods, drink, and photos.

The ancient indigenous people of Mexico have practiced rituals celebrating the lives of past ancestors for around 3,000 years. The celebration that is now known as Day of the Dead originally landed on the ninth month of the Aztec calendar and was observed for the entire month. In the 20th century, the month long festivities were condensed to three days called The Days of the Dead: Halloween on October 31, Day of the Innocents on November 1, and Day of the Dead on November 2.

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