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Dia de los Muertos

Today marks the last day of “Día de los Muertos” which translates to Day of the Dead here in the United States. Did you know that Day of the Dead begins on Halloween and ends on November 2nd each year? Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the country and the central and south regions of Mexico. People of Mexican ancestry living in the United States also cebrate the holiday. The purpose of the holiday is to honor the lives of the deceased with food, drinks, parties, and activities that the dead enjoyed throughout life. Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness this holiday has a uniqueness to it by celebrating rather than grieving. The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos maybe the skull or calaveras as it is called in Spanish and can always be portrayed as enjoying life often in fancy clothes and are pictured in sweets, parade masks, and also as dolls!

Posted by: Jenni Mckenna on November 2, 2017
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