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My boys are obsessed with Halloween. Whether it’s because of the thought of being allowed to get a major sugar rush all in one day or all the fun and spooky decorations in every store we walk in to, they love it! I think Halloween is cool but I’m more of a Dia De Los Muertos person. I remember growing up in Mexico celebrating this beautiful holiday with delicious bread, traditional clay dishes, flowers and artisan crafts.

Dia De Los Muertos (or Day Of The Dead as it’s known in the United States) is a Mexican holiday in which friends and family gather together to pray for and remember their deceased loved ones. Traditionally the celebration takes place October 31st- November 2nd. People build private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods and beverages of the departed. They also visit their graves and leave some of these as gifts along with a few possessions of the deceased.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead, Mexico)

Although Dia De Los Muertos is mostly known as a Mexican holiday it is also celebrated throughout the world. Traditionaly on this day, friends and family members gather to pray and remember loved ones who have died. The celebration takes place on November 2. Most people build private little altars honoring the deceased and decorate them with sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Some also visiting their graves and leave these items as gifts.

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