Day of the Dead Brooke Johnson

Day of the Dead is a Hispanic holiday. It's celebrated in Mexico, through central America. It's considered a Christian holiday, and they are very loyal to the Roman Catholic church. Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st, and 2nd. It is celebrated to honor friends and family who have passed away.
On the first day (November 1st), people visit the graves, clean them, and put new flowers down. On the second day (November 2nd) they pray for their friends and family who have passed away. They also put on white masks, dedicated to these two days specifically. During these events, there are big dinner's held for the households. Some of the foods they make for this holiday are authentic sugar skulls, Mexican serapes, and marigolds.
During this holiday, the family's decorate with skulls, coffins, and skeletons to honor the ones who have passed away. This is a very major holiday for Hispanic cultures, and has great importance. This has such great importance to them is because it's showing respect to their love ones who have passed.
This holiday is very unique and doesn't compare to many other holidays. The colorful skull decorations are typically used just this holiday, and the white masks are also used just for today. They're dinners and praying are frequently used in other holidays, as well.
Winchester, Faith. Hispanic Holidays. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone, 1996. Print.

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