About: El Día de los Muertos!

"At first glance, the Mexican custom of El Día de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — may sound much like the U.S. custom of Halloween. After all, the celebration traditionally starts at midnight the night of Oct. 31, and the festivities are abundant in images related to death.

But the customs have different origins, and their attitudes toward death are different: In the typical Halloween festivities, death is something to be feared. But in el día de los muertos, death — or at least the memories of those who have died — is something to be celebrated.” —

Want to learn more? Check out these links:

About: The Day of the Dead

Dia de Los Muertos

The Day of Dead (en español)

Source: http://spanish.about.com/cs/culture/a/dayo...