Halloween around the World: Part 3 Mexico

November 2, 2015

Mexico: Dia de los Muertos


In Mexico they celebrate Dia de los Muertos, a celebration holiday that begins on the evening of October 31st and goes on until November 2nd.  Dia de los Muertos translates to “Day of the Dead” and is a three-day celebration to honor the dead as they return to their earthly homes on halloween to visit their loved ones. Families shower their deceased loved ones by decorating the altars with flowers, foods, photographs, water, and candies. At night the families burn incense to help the spirits find their way back home. On November 2nd, people gather around the gravesite and celebrate their family members who passed as well as reminisce on memories.





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