Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration that has been kept around for generations. It starts on October 31st
Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration that has been kept around for generations. It starts on October 31st and ends on November 3rd. On October 31 at midnight, the angelitos, or the children’s spirits, that have died will come and reunite with their fellow relatives for 24 hours. On November 2nd, the adult’s spirits will come out of their graves and enjoy a festival for them until midnight. For the dead relatives, the living make altars, or ofrendas, to show they still remember them.
They decorate the altars with beautiful Marigold or Cempasuchil flowers, fruits, candles and other things the relatives loved. Some other things they make for the occasion include sugar skulls, máscara or masks, and pan de muerto or bread of the dead. The masks they make are very colorful and full of symbols that mean many different things. On November 2nd, people clean their relative’s tomb, play cards for wisdom and listen to the village band.