Growing up in Texas, I recall observing friends and teachers participating in the vibrant observance of Dia de los Muertos. It was a holiday we learned all about in school - with colorful decorations, delicious smell of pan de muertos, and seeing large family gatherings.
Dia de los Muertos, also known as “The Day of the Dead”, is a Mexican holiday celebrated in Mexico and the United States on November 1-2. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends who gather to remember friends and family members who have passed.
Here are some ways you can celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with your family:
- Set out photos of loved ones who have passed away to remember and honor them.
- Make colorful skull garland
- Bake delicious pan de muertos
- Make sugar skulls
- Create DIY Dia de los Muertos lanterns
- Watch Disney’s Coco
Feliz Día de los Muertos to our Wanderwild family who are celebrating!
– Kelly, Wanderwild Co-Founder
Photo courtesy of Morgan Schoenrock