6 Dia de los Muertos facts - KMSP-TV

6 Dia de los Muertos facts

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Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, as it's known in English, is celebrated in Mexico and other countries as well the day after Halloween to honor friends and family members who have died.


-An ofrenda, or altar, is built as a tribute to the dead and adorned with candy, pastries, flowers and tokens that epitomize that particular person being celebrated.

-Sugar skulls are among the most popular decorations -- but most people don't eat them

-The tone of Día de los Muertos isn't supposed to be frightening like Halloween, but rather, celebratory

-Pan de Muerto is a traditional bread decorated with a bump in the middle as a "drop of sorrow"

-Pan de Muerto can be made into the shape of a body and is flavored with orange or anise, typically

-The ofrenda features food that the person being celebrated would have enjoyed, so as to encourage his or her spirit to come pay a visit

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