Archive for November 1st, 2011

Holiday Invite: Days of the Dead / Los Dias de los Meurtos

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Feliz Dias de los Muertos!
Happy Days of the Dead!

Mexico’s joyful Days of the Dead are celebrated November 01 & 02, and Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration.

Come learn why this spooky-sounding holiday is actually anything but scary. Uncover the history of Los Dias de los Muertos and its celebration of dearly beloved — and departed — spirits. You can also delve into the rituals and traditions of this national holiday, such as setting up little alters called ofrendas and decorating them with sugar skulls and handmade skeletal figures called calacas. Before you leave, don’t forget to test your knowledge with our Did You Know trivia feature.

We look forward to celebrating Los Dias de los Meurtos with you!

Feliz Dias de los Muertos,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

Holiday Reminder: Days of the Dead

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Holiday Reminder: Days of the Dead / Los Dias de los Muertos is celebrated today & tomorrow, November 01st & 02nd!

Mexico’s joyful Days of the Dead are observed November 01 & 02, and Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our Los Dias de los Muertos celebration.

Did You Know? Days of the Dead (11/01)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mexico’s
Days of the Dead
(Los Dias De Los Muertos)

November 01

Did you know that the Days of the Dead are actually a three-day celebration, beginning the evening of October 31 and culminating on November 3?

The Mexican holiday coincides with America’s Halloween, and many of the traditions have melded across the border. The holiday is also rooted in the Mexican people’s strong Catholic faith, which celebrates All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1st and 2nd.


Los Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Unlike the modern-day interpretation of Halloween, Los Dias de los Muertos is neither morbid nor gloomy but rather a festive remembrance of those who have departed.

Los Dias de los Muertos, which is celebrated November 01st & 2nd, can also be referred to as (the singular) El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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(November 01) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Days of the Dead

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

11012006.jpgDays of the Dead (Los Dias de los Muertos)
A traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. Los Dias de los Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a joyous time of remembering friends, family and loved ones who have passed.

It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Some areas celebrate the holiday for one day, while other celebrate for 2 days.

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Did You Know? November

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
November 01

It’s November!!

Happy November,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? November facts

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: November

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