The Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated around the world, focusing on gatherings to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday.

In most regions of Mexico, November 1 is to honor children and infants, whereas deceased adults are honored on November 2. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1 mainly as Día de los Inocentes (“Day of the Innocents”) but also as Día de los Angelitos (“Day of the Little Angels”) and November 2 as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos (“Day of the Dead”).

In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangilble Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

This image was created by Mario Rodriguez and downloaded from Unsplash.

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