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The first two days of November, known as the Day of the Dead are observed in Mexico. An article from Google Doodle tells a little about the first two days in November.

Unlike our Halloween, which is based on scary things like haunted houses, spooks, ghouls and witches, the Day of the Dead is a more joyful event instead of scary.

Click on the links I have provided and you can learn more about the Day of the Dead. Below I have posted a few pictures of ways the people in Mexico celebrate.

Sugar Skulls Are made for the Day

These treats are then decorated with icing, multi-colored foil and sometimes feathers. Calaveritas are for the most part edible, but people mainly use them to decorate their altars.


Altars Are Built For Deceased Loved Ones Or Celebrities

The holiday is a time to celebrate the lives of friends, family members and even celebrities who have died. This altar pays tribute to Mexican singer Juan Gabriel who died in 2016.The colorful multi-level memorials are built in homes, schools and public places as a tribute to deceased loved ones. The different levels represent the underworld, Earth and heaven.

Citizens dressed As Skeletons Walk The Street

The Day of the Dead parades and costumes are meant to celebrate life rather than be spooky.People parade the streets with beautiful skulls painted on their faces and wearing costumes to commemorate Día de los Muertos.