El Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated November 1 and 2. Families and friends gather to remember the dead. The celebrations include creation of ofrendas to remember the dead, traditional dishes for the Day of the Dead , and face painted calaveras. Here are some of our favorite Dia de los Muertos looks and altars on Instagram.

This “Coco” inspired look is FIRE @jesspleaseee

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🎶 Recuérdame 🎶💕 Sorpresa! There’s one last look up my sleeve after all 😏🇲🇽 The movie COCO holds such a special place in my heart. As a Rivera myself, I knew I just HAD to honor the Matriarch of this family 😌💜 I wanted to save the best for last and although it might not be Halloween anymore, I felt this look was better suited for today on Día de los Muertos instead 🌹 As an FYI…I’m OBSESSED with this dress! I bought it at @adelitasapparel and it’s freaking BEAUTIFUL. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for Imelda 💜 I can’t wait to wear it out in the real world! . . . #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #disney #coco #pixar #cocomovie #mamaimelda #adelitasapparel

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Check out this staircase altar by @salma_cortez

How adorable are these siblings! @thecruzfeels

This family dressed up in traditional clothes to celebrate el Día de Los Muertos @angela_bernabe

@Nansea.m did an altar in honor and remembrance of her dad

This La Catrina inspired look is just WOW @asthetic_ariel 

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Un Poco Loco 🌹💀✨ . . Inspired by @iluvsarahii and @lilylove213 ❤️✨✨ . . FACE: @shadowmooncosmetics pigment in SHADOW @kaima_cosmetics Diamond Glitter Eyeshadow in HALO @makeupforever #flashpalette #makeupforever @beautybaycom @nikkietutorials #nikkietutorialsxbeautybay palette @tatibeauty #texturedneutrals @getstonned gems @true_beauty_lashes in “All Things Fierce” @elfcosmetics liquid matte lipstick in Praline @ofracosmetics highlighter in Rodeo Drive #ofracosmetics #ofrabeauties @morphebrushes #morphebrushes #morphebabe @smashboxcosmetics #smashboxcosmetics . . #catrina #catrinamakeup #catrinas #mexico #mexico🇲🇽 #love_mexico #diadelosmuertos #diademuertos #vive_mexico #latinamas #maquillaje #maquillajeprofesional @nyxcosmetics @fiercebymitu @latinas_glam

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@itstonii_ shared her Calavera altar

This vibrant look on @sindymua is amazing!

This dog guarding the altar is just what we needed  @xochitl_with_an_x

The makeup look is just too good @thedapperdaniel

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Every Día de Los Muertos, I take time to reflect and honor those who have passed in my personal life; this year was my sweet little dog Delilah who passed in February. I started thinking also about those who have helped to shape our world, like Ruth Bader Ginsberg and John Lewis. Those who have died at the hands of a system that claims to protect us, like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. And lately, my deepest thoughts have been about my ancestors: generations and generations of people who have been persecuted for being who they are. My indigenous ancestors from the Chichimeca tribe in Mexico who were murdered by colonizers, my Mexican-American ancestors who have been discriminated against by people in this country, my female ancestors who have endured abuse from men for far too long, my queer ancestors who have been hated for being who they are and were killed by a disease that was left to wipe out an entire generation. It breaks my heart to think about all the pain and suffering that my ancestors have endured, and then I think about how in many ways, this hate is very much what we still are fighting today. But then, I remind myself that I’m here today. Through all of that, my ancestors have persevered so that I and my siblings from all marginalized communities can bring justice in their honor. I’m reminded why I need to continue fighting, I’m reminded why I need to continue taking up space and shutting out my imposter syndrome that tries to eat at me every single minute of the day. We have so much more that we need to do, but I hope that somewhere in the Universe, my ancestors see that we’re trying so hard and will one day bring them the peace and joy they deserve 🧡

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@myfamilywanders representing the culture

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“Tápame con tu rebozo Llorona porque Me muero de frío.” #diadelosmuertos 🧡 History: Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.

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