About the Dia de Los Muertos Tradition:
According to an ancient Mexican tradition, All Saints Day (Nov 1) and Day of the Dead (Nov 2) are celebrated by cleaning and decorating cemeteries with flowers and
elaborate altars with offerings in memory of the dead are built in the homes to welcome back each family's departed souls. Large feasts of favorite foods are prepared. Special gifts, items of which the deceased was fond of are placed on altars and often families picnic near the gravesites in memory of their departed loved ones. This tradition sustains the conviction that life and death are inseparable.