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Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead ) is a two day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. It is decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, candles, photos of the departed, and their favorite foods and drinks of those being honored.
Dia De Los Muertos is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. It is unlike any holiday because mourning is exchanged for celebration.
The roots of Dia De Los Muertos, celebrated in contemporary Mexico and among those of Mexican heritage in the United States and around the world, go back some 3,000 years, to the rituals honoring the dead in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and other Nahua people living in what is now central Mexico held a cyclical view of the universe, and saw death as an integral, ever-present part of life. Originally the festival was observed in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month.