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Decorating for Dia de los Muertos

By October 31, 2013

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In Latin American countries and parts of the United States that border Mexico or have large Hispanic populations, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated November 1st and 2nd -- All Saints Day and All Souls Day -- with feasts honoring departed loved ones. Families and friends also create and decorate altars in their yards, homes or at cemeteries in honor of the deceased, using candles, plants, food, marigolds and other symbolic objects and  images to celebrate the lives of their dearly departed loved ones.

picture of happy skulls for day of the dead celebration
Photo by Lisa Hallett Taylor


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