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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead
31 Oct 2022

What is Day of the Dead?  Day of the Dead is a celebration to remember loved ones who have dies .  It also helps people accept and deal with the idea of death.

Where is Day of the Dead celebrated?  The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America.

When is Day of the Dead celebrated?   It takes place over two days, on November 1 and 2.

How is Day of the dead celebrated?  Different places celebrate the festival in different ways, but there are some common practices.  On the first day it is believed that spirits of children who have died return. The second day is when the spirits of adults return.

  •  For both days people decorate the graves of their relatives with flowers and the favourite foods of the relatives.

  •  Many families build altars, called ‘ofrendas’ in their homes to honour their dead relatives.

  •  They decorate the altars with candles, flowers, food and photos of the relatives.

  • People also eat candies & sweets shaped like skulls and skeletons and other symbols of the dead.

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