Snapchat Just Broke Down How People Celebrate Día De Los Muertos

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Celebrated from November 1st through November 2nd, el Día De Los Muertos is a tradition that is still honored throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Thanks to Snapchat Discover, we have a glimpse into all the colorful celebrations taking place…

The Snapchat story begins with a woman in skull face paint who says, “In Mexico we celebrate death instead of fearing it.”

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Which explains all of the vibrant colors. ❤️????

Many people like to prepare by painting their face with skull paint.

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With every face comes a different, radiant design.

As seen on Snap, marigolds are found throughout Mexico City to welcome the souls of those returning.

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Since these flowers bloom right after a rainy season, they’re ready to be picked just in time for Day Of The Dead.

Many of the petals of these flowers are used to guide the dead to their gifts.

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It’s believed that their vibrant color helps leads them to the altar.

Of course, every gift or offering is tailored to that specific person.

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Which makes every altar extra special.

While it hurts that these loved ones are no longer alive, it’s important to remember to celebrate their life.

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People say, mourning the dead hurts their spirit.

As Diego Boneta puts it…

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Although they’re gone, they remain alive through this beautiful remembrance and celebration.

Guatemala honors those who’ve passed with these giant kites.

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They’re so huge, they require the strength of over 10 men to get them lifted.

And the celebrations keep going until the sun comes up. img_3795

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That’s the beautiful irony of el Día De Los Muertos: there’s so much liveliness in the celebration of the dead.

Rest In Peace to all of our loved ones y Felíz Día De Los Muertos!

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Gone, but never, ever forgotten. ❤️


READ: If You’re Wondering What’s Up For Day Of The Dead, Here Are A Few Events Across The U.S.

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