Dia de Los Muertos-Day of the dead Festival in Mexico

Dia de Los Muertos (day of the dead)

What is the Day of the Dead and how do people celebrate?

Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican traditional festival which is celebrated on 1st and 2nd of November.
Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos, is a festival related to Mexico, from where the tradition came.

On this special day, an altar is decorated with different candles, different types of colors,
some special foods and pictures too. As on these two days, families are celebrating this festival to give respect to an ancestor.

This festival is celebrated in Mexico and some parts of United States where there is some good population of Mexican and Ameican.

Mexican spends some time in cemeteries within the sight of their expired loved ones after decorating the graves.


Foods on the Day of the Dead:

Following here are some foods which vary from house to house, are made mostly on that occasion:

a) Capirotada:

b) Pan de Muerto (Bread of the dead):

c) Calaveritas de chocolate:

d) Calaveritas de azúcar (Sugar skulls) :

Among them,  the special ones are Pan de Muerto and Calaveritas de azúcar, which is a customary Mexican dishes so that we can welcome some of the spirits with their loved drinks and dishes.

Flowers in the celebration of Day of the Dead:

Here are some flowers which are used to celebrate on this special day:

a) Chrysanthemums:

b) Marigolds:

c) Gladiolus:

These above three beautiful, bright flowers are used  mostly in this festival to dedicate the respect of
the loved ones who have passed away.



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