As Halloween ends, another holiday begins: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Celebrated in Mexico and acknowledged around the world, Dia de los Muertos is rich with tradition and dedicated to honoring loved ones who have passed.
Jack-O-Lanterns are replaced with beautiful, meticulously constructed altars, and heavenly aromas fill the air, as delicious food offerings are placed on the altars for the spirits of these departed souls to enjoy.
You may have already seen some folks celebrating last night:
But, unlike Halloween, Dia de los Muertos is about more than trick-or-treating:
Although candy is still present, sugar skulls signify much more than satisfying your sweet tooth:
Dia de los Muertos is about reconnecting with those we’ve lost by gathering with our family and friends to pray for and remember them.
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Feliz Dia de Los Muertos (Happy Dia de Los Muertos)!