Dia de los Muertos

Traditions, History, and food

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Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead or Dia De los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico on October 31. Mexico, though, is not the only holiday where it is celebrated many other Hispanic cultures such as Europe, Latin America, the Philippines, and the united states.it was officially named a holiday in 2008 and the holiday focuses on families coming together to remember family or friends that have died. Hint hint day of the DEAD!
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Traditions

common traditions include family traditions such as creating alters, giving offerings, rafts, and maybe a nice story told about the dead person. Some more public traditions include parades and festivals.
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sugar skulls

sugar skulls are traditional candy eaten on the day of the dead. they are pure sugar covered and decorated with things like rhinestones, glitter, and sweets like frosting.
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Alters

alters are one of the most important traditions during the day of the dead. they are usually arranged atop a table top used only for the holiday. a popular decoration would be orange marigolds. they also are decorated with items that the person had liked and are usually two or more tiers.
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heres a great wepsite for making sugar skuls

a popular treat of the holiday

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By Jacob Kieffer