While Halloween is celebrated October 31, Día de los Muertos is celebrated right after, on November 2. Many communities that celebrate Día de los Muertos also celebrate Halloween.
- It’s not the same as Halloween
- It originated in Mexico and Central America
- It’s a celebration of life, not death
- The ofrenda is a central component
- Flowers, butterflies and skulls are typically used as symbols
FIVE BOOKS TO READ for Día de los Muertos