Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Nov 1st & Nov 2nd
A Mexican tradition which is truly a celebration of life.
It is not the same as Halloween.
It is not something spooky or sinister
When children dance with caricatures of death, eat sugar skulls and remember those who have died, they learn to respect that life is beautiful but brief.
This UNESCO recognised festival teaches that there is a circle to life and to not fear death.
It is used to celebrate the lives of those who have died and reminds us all to enjoy and appreciate every moment - because life is short.
This year it is especially relevant to stop and reflect about those who have died. You might not have been able to go to a funeral or say goodbye to a loved one in person this year due to COVID restrictions. The traditions around Dia De Los Muertos help honor and remember those who have died.
Check out some ways to do that including making an ofrenda, sugar skulls and traditional foods, like pan de muerto.
Explore this colourful and beautiful Mexican tradition about honouring and remembering those who have died.