Dia De Los Muertos

In Mexico, today is the second day of Dia De Los Muertos (or Day of the Dead). This two-day event honoring those who have passed on, dates back over 3,000 years, but it almost didn’t survive the Spanish settlers! The problem? Instead of fearing death, the indigenous people of Mexico embraced it. To them, life was a dream and only in death did they become truly awake. Unable to quiet the revelers, the new Spanish government eventually compromised and the festivities were moved to November 1 and 2 to coincide with the Catholic All Saints and All Souls Day celebrations.

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