de los Muertos in Mexico
Javier Montes from Mexico
in Mexico (called Los Dias de los Muertos in
Spanish) is a different celebration from Halloween
in all the other countries.
buy smiling candy skulls with the names of
the people, family and friends written on
the forehead. These skulls are made of
sugar, and the children eat them like
make small toys that look like skeletons,
and they tell funny stories about death.
This skeleton is playing a musical
Photo: Sandy Peters
de Muerto (bread of the dead) is a
traditional bread offered to loved ones
who have passed away.
though, it's the day of death in Mexico, death
brings laughter, and in that celebration, the
Mexican people play with death, making people
celebration includes jokes, parties, dancing,
music, and a lot of delightful food.
buys smiling candy skulls with the names of the
people, family and friends written on the forehead.
skulls are made of sugar, and the children eat them
Dias de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican
holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every
year at the same time as Halloween and the
Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls
Day (November 1st and 2nd).
towns people dress up as ghouls, ghosts, mummies
and skeletons and parade through the town carrying
an open coffin.
Mexican people celebrate the deceased people by
making offers of food and drink (ofertas) to
these dead people and making a party of death.
make candy skulls and toys that look like
skeletons, and they tell funny stories about
is a saying that says: "Through the Mexicans,
death makes laughter." All the Mexicans
participate in these celebrations. They are
traditions in our country, and almost everyone
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