DIA DE LOS MUERTOS / DAY OF THE DEAD
The Day of the Dead is actually two separate days, where it’s believed the souls of those who have passed to the underworld can come back to visit. November 1 is Dia de los Inocentes which honors children who have passed away, while November 2 is Dia de los muertos, for the adult souls.
It’s a result of Aztec tradition blended with Catholic influence from Spanish conquistadors and falls on the same days as All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day in the religious calendar.
It’s mainly associated with Mexico, but is celebrated throughout Latin America where families come together to welcome their loved ones with their favourite food, drinks, candles, flowers and incense.