The Gratefully Dead
El Dia de los Muertos
El Dia De Los Muertos on November 2nd is an important religious holiday in Mexico. Also called All Souls Day, it is an occasion marked by festive celebrations to honor the dead. Cemetaries are cleaned and decorated, special food and candies cooked, and home Altars are designed in homage to one's Ancestors. It is a day of joyous remembrance, not of sadness. The special songs, poems, foods, and toys created for El Dia de los Muertos reflect this outlook.