Día de los Muertos, also known as Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead, is not Mexican Halloween. While it shares a connection to the Catholic holidays All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on November 1 and 2 (Halloween derives from "All Hallows' Eve"), Día de los Muertos is much closer to Memorial Day in spirit, a time to honor the dearly departed. The holiday has roots in an ancient indigenous rituals, including Maya and Aztec festivals for...Continue Reading