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Día de los Muertos

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1:18:00 PM

​Happy Halloween! Today also kicks off the celebration of Día de los Muertos (DEE ah deh lohs MWEHR tohs), a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. Día de los Muertos is Spanish for Day of the Dead. The holiday is also celebrated in many Mexican American communities. But Día de los Muertos is celebrated much differently than Halloween. While the two are related, Día​ de los Muertos is a much more colorful, lively, and happy celebration. Halloween is often about spooky and scary things; Día de los Muertos is about showing love for family members that have passed away.

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