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10 Day of the Dead Facts

 

  1. The Day of the Dead is not Halloween. The Day of the Dead and Halloween are celebrated at the same time of year, but they are very different. 
  1. The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1 and 2. The celebration starts November 1st. The Day of the Dead is November 2nd.

 

  1. The Day of the Dead is a time to remember family and friends who have died. 
  1. The Day of the Dead is not a sad tradition. It is a festive time to remember and honor the dead.

 

  1. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration. The Day of the Dead originated in Mexico. It is also celebrated in parts of Latin America and around the world. 
  1. As a part of the Day of the Dead celebration, families build altars in their homes for loved ones who have died.

 

  1. Day of the Dead altars have many traditional elements.A few the essential elements are candles, marigolds, a photo, sugar skulls, water, food and cut paper decorations called papel picado. 
  1. Calaverasare decorated skulls. These brightly colored skulls are made of sugar or ceramic. They are used to decorate Day of the Dead altars.

 

  1. The Day of the Dead is sometimes celebrated in graveyards. In some areas, families decorate the graves of their loved ones. They stay up all night celebrating and telling stories about the people who have died 
  1. The true meaning of the Day of the Dead is important. The Day of the Dead has become very popular in many countries, and people are not always aware of the meaning of the holiday. People sometimes combine the Day of the Dead with Halloween. It is important to understand the significance of the Day of the Dead and be respectful of the tradition of honoring and remembering love ones who have died.