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Mexico is a diverse country indeed. While many different cultures have influenced the social fabric of Mexico, there are still certain traditions and customs that live on, even beyond the country’s boundaries. A two-day long national holiday in Mexico, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is about honoring and remember deceased loved ones. November 1st, or All Saints Day, is dedicated to small children who have passed, known as little angels or “angelitos.” November 2nd, or All Souls Day, is a day to remember older family members and friends.

Contrary to popular belief, Day of the Dead is not the spooky counterpart of Halloween. It is a day of happiness and love, rather than sadness and fear. Celebrations are bright and cheerful, not scary or morbid. Family altars are cheerfully decorated with photographs, gifts, mementos and offerings of food. The inviting scent of pan de muerto, known as the “bread of the dead,” lingers in the air as this traditional Mexican sweet bread is eaten in remembrance.

Source: http://acapulcos.net/5-mexican-traditions-adopt/