How is Día de Muertos different from Halloween?
Día de Muertos is a Mexican 3-day celebration of life, where the dead are remembered and honored. Halloween is an ancient tradition from the Celtic region of Europe, where it was believed that on this day, the worlds between the living and the dead blurred and spirits caused disturbances on Earth.
As time has evolved, Día de Muertos has continued to be a traditional holiday, celebrating with ofrendas, marigolds, skulls and parades. Meanwhile, Halloween still has many “spooky elements”, yet it is less about spirits returning to Earth and has transitioned to traditions where people dress up, share festive treats and carve pumpkins.