12 Symbols and Traditions of Day of the Dead You Should Know

This week Puerto Vallarta, and all of Mexico, begins celebrations for the Day of the Dead celebrations, an honoring of those who have passed. 1) Altar: Many people make altars or “ofrendas” (offerings) in their homes to honor their loved ones who have died. 2) Ofrenda (Offering): It is used to refer to the things that are placed on the …

Day of the Dead Bread

Day of the Dead Bread

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an ancient Aztec ritual celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of Central America and the U.S. On November 1 and 2, skull masks are donned and people dance in honor of their deceased relatives. While holiday traditions vary from place to place, food always plays an important role. The sweet, …