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Day of the Dead (cultural holiday)

Posted on: October 31, 2010

Today is the start of the Mexican holiday known as Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  This cultural celebration runs from October 31st (which, by coincidence, is Halloween in the United States) through November 2nd and is a time for families to gather in prayer and remembrance of loved ones who have died.  Traditional altar displays (skulls, flowers, candles, crosses, folk art, foods) and activities are commonly seen during this time.  Día de los Muertos is celebrated by many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.

For more information, click on the links below:

(1)  Day of the Dead explained (video)

(2)  Día de los Muertos

(3)  Day of the Dead – How we Celebrate it Today, History & Origins

(4)  Day of the Dead Honors the Deceased

(5)  Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico 

(6)  Several articles about Day of the Dead

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