For Mexicans Day of The Dead is Not a Morbid Celebration-SliderPhoto


In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, is officially celebrated on November 1 and 2, but preparations and rituals may begin a week earlier. Also known as All Saints Day in the Catholic world, Day of the Dead is a national holiday in Mexico. The ritual of the Day of the Dead goes back to the Aztecs. Its purpose is to take time to remember and honor dead family members. The celebration is in fact spread out across three days, despite November 1 and 2 being the official holidays. One day is for the dead children, or angelitos, one for the unknown dead, and the final for adult relatives.