Cultural Celebration: Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos," is a Mexican holiday that honors deceased loved ones with colorful traditions.
Date Significance: It takes place from October 31st to November 2nd, coinciding with Halloween and All Saints' Day.
COCO's Inspiration: The beloved animated film "Coco" was inspired by the Day of the Dead, bringing this tradition to a global audience.
Altars ofrendas: Families create altars adorned with marigolds, photos, candles, and favorite foods to welcome back the spirits of the departed.
Sugar Skulls: Intricately decorated sugar skulls, known as "calaveras," are a common sight during the Day of the Dead.
Pan de Muerto: This sweet bread, shaped like bones and skulls, is a traditional food offering during the holiday.
Papel Picado: Delicate, colorful paper cutouts called "papel picado" decorate homes and altars.
Music & Dancing: Festive music, including mariachi and dancing, is an integral part of the celebrations.
Face Painting: People often paint their faces as colorful skulls, a tradition embraced in "Coco."
UNESCO Heritage: In 2008, UNESCO recognized the Day of the Dead as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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