Dia de Muertos – Day of the Dead.
Today there are Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. It is meant to honor family and friends who have passed away. The living often visit cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed and build private altars containing the favorite foods, photos and like of the departed.
The origins of these celebrations are a bit murky. While the day is associated with All Saints’ Day, some scholars believe that it has pre-Hispanic roots.
Here is Colton’s map of Mexico from 1854.
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