Day of the dead

31 Oct – 2 Nov 

We know it can be hard to understand the meaning behind Día de los Muertos, especially when you're looking at the bright colours and bright faces of the celebration. So, we decided to make it easy for you! 

Here's what you need to know: 

What is Día de los Muertos? 

There's more to Day of the Dead than scary masks and skeletons! 

Although Day of the Dead lands at the same time as Halloween it is not Mexican Halloween. Day of the Dead has a much deeper meaning.

The Day of the Dead is generally celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd, but some families may celebrate all month long! 

It's a holiday celebrated in Mexico and Central America during which people honour loved ones who have passed away. The holiday combines Catholic traditions with Mexican/Aztec traditions that can be traced back thousands of years.  

Day of the dead celebration costumes
How do people celebrate? 

During the Day of the Dead celebrations, people dress up in costumes, dance and listen to music, go to parades and celebrate with friends and family. The holiday celebrates the act of remembering loved ones by placing pictures on altars in their homes or visiting cemeteries where they can pray for them together as a family unit or individually. 

There are many ways people commemorate their loved ones on this day. Some people light candles and put out food for them; others build altars or shrines in their homes where they can honour those who have passed away; some even go as far as creating art projects out of flowers or other items that remind them of their loved ones who have died! 

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Day Of The dead Altar

Origen Team