It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the triduum of Allhallowtide: All Hallows' Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, 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.
In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, festivals and parades are frequently held and people often gather at cemeteries and pray for their deceased loved ones at the end of the day. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.
|Dad and Daughter of the Dead by cromwell_schubarth|
|Untitled by e p d|
|my dead girl krewe by pixietart|
|Deadite #1 by b1ackessej|
|Catrina by jlml99|
|Día de los Muertos by awaysounds|
|Suzie Homemaker by Pazmino Photography|
|Día de los Muertos by MagicMorgan|
|Mexico City Cathedral day of the dead 35mm by Pierre Kroupensky Fotografo|
|Skeleton Folklorico by jfpj|