Throughout time and across the world, cultures have found unique ways of dealing with the loss of a loved one. In Mexico, people celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. It’s not necessarily a sad moment either. If anything, it’s a colorful celebration dedicated to the dearly departed in that country. And although the festival has evolved over the years, it’s still a major event in Mexico. So, although Halloween is behind us, there’s still time to get into the spirit of things for Dia de los Muertos. But in case you’re wondering how, here’s the way most Mexicans celebrate this very important holiday.
November 1 is dedicated to deceased children on the Day of the Innocents (Dia de los Inocentes) or Day of the Little Angels (Dia de los Angelitos). Then, on November 2, adults are honored. But the entire celebration is a three-day event that can’t be missed.