Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday traditionally beginning
November 1. Families come together to honor and celebrate their dead. Ofrendas (alters) to welcome departed souls are put up that traditionally include photos, favorite foods & drinks, marigolds, pan de muertos (traditional bread), and calaveras (sugar skulls). Many communities hold commemorative events.
A gorgeous celebration, the holiday is often mistakenly referred to as “Mexican Halloween” in the U.S.. While both fabulous and joyous celebrations (that luckily come back-to-back!), they are very different from each other.
Whimsy Wash appreciates this beautiful cultural holiday. Outside of DDLM events, we are selective about painting calaveras.
Dia de los Muertos