DAy of the Dead
The Day of the Dead is a holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2, though other days,
such as October 31 or November 6, may be included depending on the locality.
It is widely observed in Mexico, where it largely developed, and is also observed in other places, especially by people of Mexican heritage.
Day of the Dead combines the ancient Aztec custom of
celebrating ancestors with All Souls' Day
a holiday that Spanish invaders brought to Mexico starting in the early 1500s. The holiday
which is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1 and 2, is like a family reunion-except dead ancestors are the guests of honor.
food is eaten on Day of the Dead - the colorfully and intricately decorated sugar skulls, or calaveras
– Pan de Muertos. ...
– Mole Negro. ...
– Tamales. ...
– Red Pozole. ...
– Sopa Azteca. ...
– Chapulines. ...
– Calabaza en Tacha.
Why are skulls important to Day of the Dead?
they represent the dead in general, as well as specific loved ones
Skulls are also given to the living as a sign that they will be remembered even after they're gone.
How do people dress on Day of the Dead?
People of all ages have their faces artfully painted to resemble skulls, and, mimicking the calavera Catrina,
they don suits and fancy dresses