Day of the Dead is also known as “All Souls Day.”
Day of the Dead is the day Mexicans believe the spirits are closest to the Earth. They build alters for their ancestors and wait by their grave so that they won’t think their descendants have forgotten them.
Day of the Dead is a celebration holiday, not a sad one. People dance “the dance of the little old man,” and “the dance of the jaguar.”
Some things set on the alter on Day of the Dead: Fruit Food that the person would have liked Bread of the Dead Marigolds Candles Glass of Water Small Toys Punched paper (Papel de Picado) Sugar Skulls