Day of the Dead 2015

October 31 to November 2, 2015 in Mexico

Day of the Dead is celebrated from October 31 till November 02, 2015. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed.

The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday 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. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

The holiday has spread throughout the world: In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is Day of the Dead?
Nationwide
Mexico

When is Day of the Dead?
Saturday, the 31st of October 2015 to Monday, the 2nd of November 2015
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Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico
Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico
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  1. Flag Day
    Sun, 14.06.2015
  2. Father's Day
    Sun, 21.06.2015
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    Wed, 26.08.2015
  4. Labor Day
    Mon, 07.09.2015
  5. Patriot Day
    Fri, 11.09.2015

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