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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Tens of thousands of Mexicans line the capital's Reforma boulevard for the Day of the Dead parade, in a country still mourning nearly 500 people killed in earthquakes last month.