English translation of 'Día de (los) Muertos'
Día de (los) Muertos
All Souls' Day,
Day of the Dead
2 November, All Souls' Day, called the Día de los Muertos elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world and Día de los Difuntos in Spain, is the day when Christians throughout the Spanish-speaking world traditionally honour their dead. In Mexico the festivities are particularly spectacular with a week-long festival, starting on 1 November, in which Christian and ancient pagan customs are married. 1 November itself is for children who have died, while 2 November is set aside for adults. Families meet to take food, flowers and sweets in the shape of skeletons, coffins and crosses to the graves of their loved ones. In Spain people celebrate the Día de los Difuntos by taking flowers to the cemetery.See día (sense 1)
Example Sentences Including 'Día de (los) Muertos'
en San Juan Chamulas, localidad situada a 10 kilómetros de San Cristóbal, para celebrar el Día de los Muertos.El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Translation of Día de (los) Muertos from the Collins Spanish to English Dictionary