Dia de los muertos

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:41

Dia de los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead is a two-day festival that takes place every November 1 and 2. Although identified with Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Latin America and where there are Latinos.

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, combines All Saints and All Souls Days with Catholic and Aztec rituals.

The holiday celebrates those on the other side with song, food, dance and drink because the dead oppose displays of sadness. Despite costumes, candy, and its proximity to All Hallows', Day of the Dead has nothing to do with Halloween which is more rooted in Celtic tradition.

In certain regions, traditions such as the Dance of the Devils is performed by men in the Pacific coastal towns of Guerrero and Oaxaca, MEXICO.