Mexican and Latin American individuals celebrate El Dia de los Muertos on
November 1 and 2 to feast and remember their loved ones who have passed
away. Spirits return to feast with their families and make sure they have
not been forgotten. Individuals who have deceased family members and friends
come together to create altars in honor of the souls of those who have passed
away. In addition, food is made, photographs are displayed, candles are
lit, and masks are created. The preparation takes a few weeks in order for
the celebration to be a success. A visit to the cemetery is not uncommon
as relatives and friends remember the souls of the dead.
Surf through the website to uncover the customs, traditions, and history of the Day of the Dead. Challenge and blow your mind as you take a quiz, complete puzzles, and learn to create Mexican dishes.
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