How Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico

While Día de los Muertos is typically associated with México, it is celebrated across Latin America as well as all around the world. On the first two days of November, people gather to honor the lives of their loved ones through altars, ofrendas, and festivities.The origin of Día de los Muertos can be traced back to the Mayans and Aztecs who honored the dead, even decades before the Spanish colonized in the 16th century. Eventually, the church converted the holiday into All Saints Day and All Souls Day, to align with the Catholic calendar.