Spanish Day of the Dead: A Tradition of Honoring Death
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Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries on November 1 and 2.
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The festival is a celebration of death as part of life and includes sugar skulls, flowers, candles, and altars for departed family members.
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Day of the Dead celebrations in Latin American countries often include family gatherings, indulgent foods, and traditional dress.
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The altars consist of offerings such as sugar skulls, marigolds, and candles.
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The altar is set up on November 1st, or El Dia de los Angelitos or Day of the Little Angels.
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Marigolds: The Flower of the Dead Marigolds are also used on Day of the Dead altars to signify mortality.
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The most iconic and recognizable part of Día de los Muertos is the sugar skull.
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Sugar skulls represent life and death, and are created to honor family members who have passed away.
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