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Day of the Dead has become increasingly popular in recent years, both in Mexico and here in the United States. The movie “Coco” was a huge success at the box office, and, for many people north of the border, it was their first introduction to this unique piece of Mexican culture.
Dia de Los Muertos is about celebrating the dead, not being afraid of the dead. It’s a holiday to celebrate the loved ones who have passed away and invite their spirits into their homes to rejoin the family.
Día de Muertos ain't Halloween
The strongly scented Mexican marigolds or Cempazuchitl (“the flower of the dead”) are used to attract the departed souls. Their yellow color, like the sun, represents Life and Hope. Marigolds are placed not only on graves but on home altars and doorframes
Here to help you better understand the traditions and customs of this Mexican holiday, here are more Day of the Dead facts. 👇👇👇👇👇