Day of the dead is a Mexican national holiday celebrated on November 1st & 2nd.
The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars, making sugar skulls, decorating with marigolds, and cooking the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.
Scholars trace the origins of this holiday to the Aztecs, dating back hundreds of years.
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