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Dia de Los Muertos et Halloween

10/11/2021

Dia de Los Muertos et Halloween

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NOVEMBER
November 1st - 2nd

HOW IT'S CELEBRATED

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures.

Celebrates the life and death of family, friends, and ancestors.

Cheerfully decorated gravesites home altars with sugar skulls, marigolds, flowers and traditional food.

COINCIDES WITH

The Catholic All Souls' Day on November 2nd.

ORIGINS

The Aztec festival dedicated to goddess Mictecacihuatl, Lady of the Dead.

SYMBOL

Sugar Skulls are made of sugar and decorated with colorful icing, beads, glitter, etc. Offered gifts toboth the living and dead.

HALLOWEEN
October 31st

HOW IT'S CELEBRATED

Halloween is celebrated in many countries around the world.

Harmful spirits are warded off by frightening masks & costumes.

Celebrated with trick-or-treating, costume parties, apple bobbing, haunted houses and pumpkin carving.

esites home altars with sugar skulls, marigolds, flowers and traditional food.

COINCIDES WITH

The Christian feast known as All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve, the time of the year to remember the dead (including saints & martyrs).

ORIGINS

Influenced by Celtic Harvest Festivals, particulary the Gaelic Samhain (meaning summer's end).

SYMBOL

The Jack-O-Lantern originates from Irlsh folklore.