Not everyone puts away the skeletons and sweets on the day after Halloween. For many people in Texas and Mexico, Nov. 1 and 2 are the time to remember friends and family with a Dia de los Muertos (literally “Day of the Dead”) observance.

In the Mexican tradition, Dia de los Muertos is a time when families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion. The holiday is a hybrid of 3,000-year old Aztec rituals and the Catholic observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

Bernice Torregrossa:

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for Reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.