This tradition honors the dead
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
An altar is decorated with photos
and items used by family who’ve passed
This family enjoys keeping
the tradition alive
32-YEAR-OLD PHOTOGRAPHER, MARISOL MAYO VILLA, SAYING:
“My grandmother has been dead for 18 years and it’s as though she’s still here, because of our memories and the teachings she left behind, which we continue to use every day. She is more alive than ever before.”
Dia de los Muertos combines Catholic
and indigenous practices
It’s believed the dead return
to visit the living once a year
Mexicans leave food and drinks
for their departed loved ones
The tradition is observed by Catholic
communities around the world
Dia de los Muertos is on November 2
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