Day of The Dead - Día de los Muertos 2019 Celebration & Traditions

Day of The Dead – Día de los Muertos 2020 Celebration & Traditions

Day of dead is celebrated every year in Mexico and the states where a large population of Mexicans is present. This year 2nd November 2020 (Saturday) is the day for the celebration of the Day of The Dead.

The Days of the Dead

October 31st All Hallow’s Eve Halloween
November 1st Dia de Los innocents All Saint’s Day
November 2nd the Day of the Dead All Soul’s Day

Day of dead around the world


Its public holiday in Mexico to celebrate the day of dead. The celebration may vary from town to town. This celebration coincides with 31st October Halloween day, November 1 all saints day and 2nd November all souls day.


In central and south Mexico, it is celebrated every year while in northern Mexico it is not celebrated as such because of catholic Christians celebrates their traditions of all souls day.

In different towns of Mexico, day of dead is celebrated traditionally by making foods specially Tamales for their loved ones as well as for holy spirits of dead ones, visiting, cleaning and decorating graves with candles and flowers as well as photos of their dead ones.

Other than Mexico


In Belize, the festival of Dead is adept by individuals of the Yucatec Maya ethnicity. The festival is known as Hanal Pixan which signifies “food for the spirits” in their language. Altars are built and brightened with candies, beverages, food, and candles put on them.


The Brazilian open occasion of Finados (Day of the Dead) is commended on November 2. Like other Day of the Dead festivals, individuals go to cemeteries and places of worship with blooms and candles and offer petitions.


Guatemalan festivals of the Day of the Dead, on November 1, are featured by the development and flying of big kites. Guatemalans fly kites in the belief that the kites help the spirits discover their way back to Earth. A couple of kites have notes for the dead connected to the strings of the kites. The kites are utilized as a sort of media transmission to heaven. They repaint the graves with sharp colors to bring cemeteries inn life.


Generally, individuals visit the graveyard and carry blossoms to embellish the graves of dead relatives. In some cases, individuals play music at the graves.

United States

In the U.S, the festival of dead is celebrated just like those held in Mexico by visiting, cleaning and decorating cemeteries to remember and honored them with flowers and candles.


Generally, individuals visit the graveyard and carry blossoms to embellish the graves of dead relatives. In some cases theater group produces event by creating a sugar skull and masks of different shapes.


Mexican-style Day of the Dead festivals happens in significant urban communities in Australia, Fiji, and Indonesia. Also, festivals are held in Wellington, New Zealand, complete with special raised areas praising the expired with roses and gifts. In the Philippines, the festival of dead coincides with the Roman Catholic’s festival of All Saint’s Day and proceeds to the next day of All Soul’s Day. Filipinos celebrate this day by visiting the family dead to clean and fix their tombs. Contributions of petitions, blossoms, candles, and even food. Numerous likewise go through the day and the following night holding reunions at the burial ground, having feast and happiness.

About Day of dead

Day of dead is also known as día de los muertos or all soul’s day in Mexico and its public holiday in Mexico as well for celebration. The feast of the day is celebrated in Mexico as an annual celebration, its time when families from different cities or towns gathered to honor their dead ones

Day of The Dead - Día de los Muertos 2019 Celebration & Traditions
Day of The Dead – Día de los Muertos 2020 Celebration & Traditions

1st November, 12 am

Dia de los angelitos – spirits of children

Day of the little angels begins the occasion at 12 PM on Nov first, where the spirits of every single perished kid are accepted to be brought together with their families for 24 hours. Families develop a special raised area, known as an ofrenda, with the favorite candies, snacks, toys, and photos to energize a visit from their departed kids. The names of the departed kids will frequently be composed on a sugar skull.

2nd November, 12 am

Dia De Los Difuntos – spirits of adults

At 12 PM of the next day (November second), the festivals move to respect the lives of the left grown-ups. The night is loaded up with giggling and fun recollections, much like the prior night. Be that as it may, the Ofrendas take on a progressively grown-up like topic with tequila, dish de muerto, mezcal, pulque and containers of Atole. Families will likewise mess around together, think back about their friends and family, and move while the town band plays in their town.

2nd November, 12 noon

Dia De Los Muertos – spirits of all dead

The following day is the fantastic finale and open festival of Dia de Muertos. In later occasions, individuals meet up in their urban areas, spruced up with Calavera painted faces (Skeletons) and have marched in the boulevards. Burial ground visits are additionally normal on the most recent day as families will go to improve the grave locales with Marigold roses, endowments, and sugar skulls with the left’s name on them. It’s standard to clean the gravestone and repaint it.

Historic Background (Aztec Origin)

The names of two back to back twenty-day months on the Aztec schedule, Miccailhuitomi and Miccailhuitl, can be interpreted as “Feast of the Little Dead Ones” and “Feast of the Adult Dead.” Put together, they seem to have framed one long festival of the dead, moving from the individuals who died as youngsters to the individuals who passed on when they were older.

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