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The History of Dia de los Muertos
Rituals celebrating the deceased in Mexico go back at least 2500 years, though it initially took place in the early summer in the Aztec civilization. Those early rites took place over the course of an entire month, and honored both the deceased and a goddess known as Mictecacihuatl, the Lady of the Dead.
Modern observation involves many different aspects, the first of which is the altar. Families who have lost loved ones- particularly since the last Dia- set up a place of remembrance in their homes or in local churches, decorated with images of the deceased, favorite foods, and some of their favorite belongings. Often the families will go to the grave of their loved one to bring them their favorite foods and drink and to light candles for them.
The celebration and remembrance goes on for three days, with the children lost being remembered on November 1st and the adults on November 2nd. The night of October 31st is when children create their own altars, inviting the souls of the children who passed to come back and visit.