Did you know? Although Dia de los Muertos takes place at the same time as Halloween, the two events are very different. It begins on October 31st and lasts until November 2nd. It is believed that spirits of departed loved ones return. Across Mexico, sugar skulls and pan de muerto (bread of the dead) are left as offerings. Dia de los Muertos is a time of celebrating those who have passed away.
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