Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.)
The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos may be the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday: in candied sweets, as parade masks, as dolls. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining situations.
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MEMORY BOX DIE
SPELLBINDER DIE LABEL TENTY- NINE
JOLEE SKULL BUTTON
DP DOODLE BUG GHOULS AND GOODIES 4324 GHOUL FRIENDS
SUPPLIES : FOR ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS
SPELLBINDER STATELY CIRCLES
SUPPLIES : FOR ANNIEREXIA
SPELLBINDER FLORAL OVALS
SUGAR SKULLS SILHOUETTE CAMEO
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