Dia de los Muertos

Max Gonzalez, Diego Rodriguez, and Darcy Roberts

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In many Latin American countries, El Dia de los Muertos is celebrated year after year. Even though it has the same meaning for everyone, every person has their own personal tradition.With their indigenous heritage, most Latin American countries celebrate this day. People use this holiday to come together with their dead loved ones, remembering them but also celebrating life.

When the Spanish Conquistadores came to the New World in the 15th century, they were horrified by some of the indigenous beliefs, one of them, being a reverence to death. The people of Mesoamerica such as the Aztecs and Mayans held a festival at the beginning of August that lasted for a whole month.The holiday went by the name of Dia de los Muertos. According to its geographical holiday comes from modern day Mexico and the country symbolizes this unique holiday. This holiday is already a representation of Mexico’s culture in the world, but what is this holiday about and why is it celebrated?

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