Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) originated in the ancient Aztec culture of Mexico, and over the years its celebration has spread throughout the Americas and evolved to include certain aspects of Christian beliefs. Today it is celebrated October 31 and November 1-2, and its festivities can even be found in sleepy little Wichita, Kansas!
Wichitans celebrate this ancient Aztec tradition!
On Día de los Muertos, we remember the souls of our beloved dead and make offerings to help them in their journey. The celebration is one of joy and hope rather than the fear and gloom often associated with traditional U.S. Halloween celebrations. Learn more about Día de los Muertos from National Geographic here.