The Story of the Dia De Los Muertos

Alexis Salazar, Writer and Artist

Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated from November 2 to November 3. It is dedicated to loved ones, whether family or friends, who have passed away. Altars, or ofrendas, are traditionally set up with a picture of the person, things they may have liked, marigolds (which are also called the flowers of the dead or cempasuchitl) and even the persons favorite food or dish. Dia de los Muertos is a very festive holiday, ranging from color and beautifully decorated sugar skulls, to papel picado, which is paper with designs cut into them that are strung almost everywhere during this holiday. It is never too late to celebrate it, and even if you still dont, you can always just remember your loved ones anyways. Hasta luego!