Day of the Dead: Día de los Muertos is different than Halloween

While the ‘Day of the Dead’ includes costumes, skulls and parades, it is not a Mexican version of Halloween.

SEATTLE — At midnight on Nov. 1, after Halloween ends, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, begins.

The Mexican tradition includes celebratory parades, food, costumes and skulls, but it is not a Mexican version of Halloween.

Instead, the celebration of life takes place every year on Nov. 1 and 2 as a time when the souls of deceased loved ones are welcomed to return and visit with family.

Nov. 1 honors deceased children and Nov. 2 focuses on adults.

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