Day of the Dead Video
Dia de los Muertos II, the sequel is now here! The original version was published on YouTube in 2012. This new one contains photos taken over the past three years in an attempt to capture the local Costalegre day of the dead traditions. Over the past few years I have noticed an increase of more Halloween traditions and therefore I have shown some of that as well.
The music used is “Sentimental” and “ Que Bonita Es Esta Vida” preformed by
Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán.
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.