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Dia del los Muertos Altar - Jon Lander - postcard - can't remember if I got this in Mexico or at the Mattie Rhodes Center in KC on the West Side

Dia del los Muertos Altar - Jon Lander - postcard - can't remember if I got this in Mexico or at the Mattie Rhodes Center in KC on the West Side

On November 1, we celebrate Día de los Muertos, a day to remember, honor and celebrate our deceased family, friends and loved ones. As with any proper Mexican celebration, plenty of vibrant decorations, mouthwatering snacks and strong libations are necessary — both to commemorate the dead and delight the living.  Here are the 7 things you'll need to throw a proper Día de los Muertos celebration:

On November 1, we celebrate Día de los Muertos, a day to remember, honor and celebrate our deceased family, friends and loved ones. As with any proper Mexican celebration, plenty of vibrant decorations, mouthwatering snacks and strong libations are necessary — both to commemorate the dead and delight the living. Here are the 7 things you'll need to throw a proper Día de los Muertos celebration:

Traditions connected to "Dia De Los Muertos"  include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods & beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Traditions connected to "Dia De Los Muertos" include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods & beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Day of the Dead is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico. Also known as Dia De Los Muertos, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, Day of the Dead is characterized for being a colorful celebration and historical part of Mexico’s culture.

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