Today is the Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" in Mexico and among Mexican immigrants. It is a colorful and very unique holiday with indigenous roots. Modern Mexicans often pay tribute to their deceased relatives and ancestors on this date, and offerings ("ofertas") are typically made. This is a fun holiday to experience for those studying Spanish in Mexico.
Often, families will clean and festoon the graves of their loved ones with flowers, food, toys, and even tequila! Some will construct shrines and memorials in their home, often with Catholic adornments like crucifixes or virgin Mary statuettes. Friends and family alike will recall fun stories and memories of their loved ones, and sometimes parades are held.
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