Día de los Muertos

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Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons).

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The .Gif Friday Post No. 507 – Día de los Muertos, I Saw The Light & WTF Pumpkin Head Dude

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Yeah, I know we’re a few days early, but so what.

[Found herehere and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.304 – Halloween y El Día de los Muertos

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[Found here, here and here .]

Día de los Muertos

The fascination of the Mexican people with death goes way back to the time of the Aztecs. For the Aztecs, death signified not an end but a stage in a constant cycle. Worship of death involved worship of life, while the skull, the symbol of death, was a promise of resurrection.

[Found here.]