The Day of the Dead is a holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2, though other days, such as October 31 or November 6.

A holiday that Spanish invaders brought to Mexico starting in the early 1500s.

it is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit their living family members

Many people celebrate this day by visiting the graves of deceased loved ones and setting up altars with their favorite foods, drink, and photos.

The days of the dead are truly a celebration of lifeWhen children dance with caricatures of death, eat skull sugar molds and learn to respect that life is brief.

They learn there is a circle to life and to not fear death and then are free to enjoy and appreciate every moment.

The holiday, which is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1 and 2, is like a family reunion—except dead ancestors are the guests of honor.

The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration and remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, much like Memorial Day in the United States.