Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones. There is nothing morbid or grotesque about this holiday, as it is a time to reflect on fond memories and acknowledge death as an inevitable – and therefore normal – part of life. Build your Spanish vocabulary and cultural awareness by familiarizing yourself with the terms below.
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Now that you’ve filled your calavera with some essential vocabulary, be sure to share the knowledge with your amigos and check out the Día de los Muertos festivities near you.