The Importance Of Day Of The Dead In Latin America

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Every year, Many locals in Latin American countries, the largest being mexico, celebrate the day of the dead from oct 31to nov 2. The celebration was started over 3,000 years ago by the aztecs living in the area. Many people think of the day as a sad one but the locals view it as a celebration of their lost loved ones. Families have many personal traditions but one common thing people do is make alters also know as an “alfreda” to provide their lost loved one with things they 'll need in the afterlife. Some examples of things people will put in the alters include flowers, food, objects or things the person enjoyed, water, or toys if the person was a child. Clearly, day of the dead is an important day for the people of the latin american countries

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