8 more days until Halloween! All the Halloween spirit has us thinking about Día de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead.” This is a Spanish holiday celebrated in Mexico and most regions of Central America.
Día de los Muertos is on November 1st and 2nd, and it is a holiday focused on celebrating and observing the spirits of deceased loved ones. Spanish speakers connect with their ancestors from the past and honor them with decorations, traditions, food, and fiestas.
In the Spanish culture, death may be viewed very differently than it is in your own. Since death is inescapable for all of us, instead of grieving or worrying about death, many Spanish speakers embrace it. The acceptance of death is very surreal when you are immersed in Spanish culture on Día de los Muertos. People are not sad, in fact, it may seem as though the opposite is true with all the celebrations and activity going on.
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