Day of the Dead Decorations

Day of the Dead Food
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Day of the Dead decorations often center on skulls, which are created in the style of Mexican folk art, but families also bring flowers such as marigolds, masks, and other adornments to the graves of their loved ones when they come to celebrate. Day of the Dead photos will nearly always show a great deal of skulls and skeletons, particularly the catrinas, meaning the elegant skeletons, who are often adorned with flowers or wearing hats and beautiful dresses. The festivities for Dia de los Muertos take place on November 1 and 2, in accordance with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, and the history of the Day of the Dead is a fascinating part of Mexico's past.

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