Full of colorful imagery and lively festivals, Día de los Muertos is a special time to honor the dead and celebrate life.
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This includes molé, tamales and other classic family recipes prepared for everyone to share. You might even put these foods on a decorated altar in memory of what a departed friend or family member loved.
Pan de muerto, or Day of the Dead bread, is a simple sweet bread many enjoy with coffee or with a fragrant Mexican hot chocolate champurrado.
Día de los Muertos Recipes
Take part in a Day of the Dead tradition with authentic recipes loved throughout Mexico.
History of Día de los Muertos
Celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is about honoring your heritage. It is a special time when families and friends gather to remember loved ones who have passed on.
Every November 1-2 is filled with festivities and time-honored traditions in Mexico and around the world. These days also have separate names in the Catholic tradition, known as All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
As much as Día de los Muertos is known for its striking skull imagery, that does not mean the two-day holiday is somber. Food, fun and colorful altars are all part of the merriment.
Do you know what the most widely known symbol of the holiday is in the U.S.? Sugar skulls! These small molded skulls are decorated with colorful and intricate designs by everyone from children to adults.
If you’re celebrating in Mexico, the most widely known symbol of Día de los Muertos is pan de muerto, or Day of the Dead bread.
The colorful altars, or ofrendas, you will see at Day of the Dead celebrations are decorated with special offerings for a loved one who has passed away. Treasured photos, candles and the person’s favorite food and drink bring these altars to life.
Brilliant yellow marigolds adorn many of the decorations, and they are the official flower of Día de los Muertos.