Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead

n.
November 1 and November 2 collectively, celebrated concurrently with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day in Mexico and parts of Central America in commemoration of the dead. Also called Día de los Muertos.

[Translation of Spanish Día de los Muertos.]
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The event will also be a celebration of El Dia De Los Muertos.
In much of the Spanish speaking world, the night of October 31st is celebrated as El Dia de los Muertos, or 'Day of the Dead'.
The Mexican celebration of el Dia de los Muertos responds to this sense of change and loss with a party in the graveyard.
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El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is actually an older holiday than Halloween, rooted in ancient Aztec traditions that honor the dead.
One of her favorite traditions is the celebration of El Dia de los Muertos, "The Day of the Dead," on November 1 and 2.
In Mexico, the traditional observance of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) happens from October 31 to November 2-grave sites bloom with marigolds, skeletons wander the streets, and homes feature altars with photographs, candles, and food.
El Dia de los Muertos is a complex mixture of Catholic and pre-Colombian beliefs and rituals.
There's also El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) celebrated on November 1.
El Dia de los Muertos was originally a summer Aztec festival dedicated to children, the dead and the continuing cycle of life.