Celebrating The Day of the Dead has a long history in Mexican Tradition 

The days of the dead are truly a celebration of life.  When children dance with caricatures of death, eat skull sugar molds and learn to respect that life is brief 

The Day of the dead is celebrated on November 2nd.  Sometime one hears reference to “the days of the Dead” which refers to the Days of October 31 – November 2 

October 31 is Halloween or All Hallows eve. November 1 is “el Dia de los innnocentes” or the day of the children and All Saints Day 

Some Christian’s hold to the belief structure that every day should be treated like Christmas, - as every day Christ’s love is born and should be celebrated 

Therefore, the positive, compassionate attitude that is associated with the Christmas season would ideally be maintained throughout the year 

During the days of the Dead, some believe that the souls of the departed return to earth to visit with and to provide council or give advice to family and loved ones 

There is a belief that this is true every day, but that November 2nd is the day set aside to remember and honor those who have past