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Dia de Muertos – A Primer

Read Día de Muertos (Day Of The Dead): how to celebrate the dead in Mexico by Lonely Planet

The Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

An altar celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Noiva com Classe: Festa de Aniversário Mexicana no Dia de los Muertos: Inspiração

Festa de Aniversário Mexicana no Dia de los Muertos: Inspiração

A woman sits next to a gravesite during Day of the Dead celebrations at the cemetery in Arocutin, Mexico, early Monday, Nov. 2. According to tradition, candles are lit to guide wandering souls back to their families during Day of the Dead.

A woman sits next to a gravesite during Day of the Dead celebrations at the cemetery in Arocutin, Mexico, early Monday, Nov. According to tradition, candles are lit to guide wandering souls back to their families during Day of the Dead.

Photographs from Mexico's Day of the Dead

Photographs from Mexico's Day of the Dead, Where Candles and Heaps of Marigolds Draw out the Spirits

Last year, I made a pilgrimage to Mexico to experience how Day of the Dead is celebrated at its country of origin.

Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

day of the dead Decorations-is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

Starting at midnight November 1st, families visit the graves of the deceased, bringing their favorite foods. This tradition dates back before Christian times. From http://gomexico.about.com/od/oaxaca/ss/day_of_the_dead_in_oaxaca.htm

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