Día de muertos is a celebration of death where the dead are welcomed back and remembered. Ofrendas are built to encourage the souls of the departed to return so they can enjoy all their favorite things from when they were alive. Day of the Dead is of such importance to Mexican culture that it is on UNESCO’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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Day of the Dead in Mexico by Carlos Minutti on 500px.com

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