in Mexico, Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead as translated from
Spanish, is actually two (three in some parts) days in celebration of family members who have
died. It is meant to keep the family together, and remember the
family bond, even after death.
The first day (November 1st) is to
honor children that have passed away by getting together with family
members at the cemetery and decorating very cheerfully.
second day (Nov. 2nd) is to honor the parted adults by placing their
favorite foods drinks and favorite things on their gravestones.
Day of the Dead Facts
Day of the Dead (Mexico Connect):
Information, Articles, photos, and stories about this holiday.
De Los Muertos (AzCentral):
Information, history and other related information about the holiday.
of the Dead (DayoftheDead.com):
History and information on the holiday.
History Directory (MexOnline):
Information on historical events, people and documents in Mexico.
People and History of Mexico (Mexico Connect):
A timeline of Mexican history with links to information on each date.
The complete online guide to Mexico.
is not traditionally celebrated my most Americans and is not a day of
exchanging gifts. It is a day to remember your departed loved ones
and to give the deceased gifts.
will not leave any gift ideas here, except if you are not of Mexican
heritage, to remember your own departed loved ones in whatever way you see
fit. You may honor the dead by going to the cemetery, having a
moment of silence in their honor, or making a donation to a charity in
their name. You may also collaterally celebrate the holiday by
reading a book on the Mexican culture, eating Mexican food or traveling to
the beautiful country.