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TAOLife Newsletter November

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

The celebration takes place on November 2; traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

A common symbol of the holiday is the skull (in Spanish “calavera”), which celebrants represent in masks, called calacas (colloquial term for skeleton).

The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to its indigenous pagan cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years.

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