Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that blends pre-Hispanic rituals, European religion and Spanish culture. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a Mexican version of Halloween. The festivities begin as early as October 28th, with the main celebrations occurring on November 1st and 2nd. It is during this time when the gates of heaven open up and the borders between the spirit world and the real world dissolve and families welcome back the souls of their departed loved ones, if only for a brief moment. The celebration, which is considered a celebration of life, not death, commonly includes food, drink and music. It is also a time for families to come together to share stories of their loved ones and keep their memories alive.
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