Dia De Los Muertos

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As in much of Mexico, this two-day period is devoted to cleaning gravesites, lighting candles, making offerings and generally honoring one's deceased relatives. The first day of the observation is for recalling children. The second day is for honoring other relatives who have passed on. The tradition is a way for locals to celebrate the lives of their loved ones, as opposed to mourning their deaths. Street vendors provide hundreds of unusual folk art items including painted clay skulls, small scenes populated with grinning skeleton figures, and edible sugar skull candies and other confections.

Location:  Mexico City, Mexico City

Date:  Nov 1, 2018