Dia de los Muertos is known as Day of the Dead – a Mexican holiday where all the family members gather together to celebrate and remember their loved ones who passed away. It is a two-day festival where the first day November 1 is celebrated to honor dead children and infants whereas the second day November 2 is celebrated to honor dead adults.
Day of the dead holiday traditions includes cleaning and decorating the graves of the loved ones with marigold flowers and offer their favorite foods to the departed souls.
All Saints’ Day coincides with day 1 of the Day of the Dead and the November 2 is celebrated as All Souls’ Day.
Day of the Dead Traditions
Learn about the history of Day of the Dead festivals on National Geographic.
Get to know Day of the Dead origins and history from Trip Savvy
Celebrate the life of dead with these traditions at DayoftheDead.
Learn how to make an ofrenda step by step at Happy thought.
Making your altar for Day of the Dead includes a lot of steps, this post from Hallmark may help!
Dia de los muertos Recipes
Any celebration is not complete without food. Learn about what special recipes are made as part of this vibrant tradition from Growing Up Bilingual.
Here are more delicious Day of the Dead party food and recipes from Delish.
Hungry Happenings has got you covered for themed treats and food for Dia de los Muertos.
Learn how to make sugar skulls from the scratch at Art Is Fun .
Make your own cake for your Day of the Dead party using the recipe from Pint Sized Baker.
Day of the Dead Art & Crafts
Decorate your altars with DIY marigold flowers from Kids Activities Blog.
Make this beautiful headpiece to wear on the Day of the Dead from Tikkido.
Hang this fantastic wreath to decorate your doors and to welcome the holy spirits from Soiree Event Design.
This sugar skull balloon backdrop is so cute from Oh Happy Day.
Use this sugar skull banner to decorate the altars during your Day of the Dead celebration from Hello Little Home.
Dia De Los Muertos Celebration & Decor
Make these cute sugar skull planters using hollow sugar skulls from Houseful of Handmade.
Check out these beautiful crafts from skull balloons to paper decorations from Hodge Podge Craft.
These sugar skull coloring pages for kids are surely one of a kind! Via Kids Activities Blog
Don’t miss this ultimate list of Day of the Dead crafts from Crafty Chica.
There are lots of kids activities ideas for Dia de los Muertos from the Crafty Crow.
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- Check this pinata crafts for the next time when you need to make a quick Pinata for parties.
- Kids need some good laugh? Try these pranks for kids.
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