Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos is a Fall tradition that occurs on the first and second day of November. This isn't to be confused with a Mexican Halloween — although these holidays occur close together. "On the first day of November, families remember children who have died; on Nov. 2, adults are remembered. The traditional belief is that the spirits of deceased loved ones are allowed to join the living on those days. The celebrations include building altars, making food, creating skull face masks, hosting parades, and dancing to celebrate life," Schweitzer said. The days honor the dead and simultaneously celebrate life!