Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated through the 1st & 2nd of November. Not exclusive to these days since it depends on each family’s traditions, this holiday’s primary purpose is to celebrate the life of loved ones no longer with us, and encourage them to visit us. My family for example set up our altar around the end of October and lit one candle a day up until the 3rd of November. November 1st is to honor the souls of dead children and infants, that day specifically is often referred as “Dia de los Angelitos” (Day of Small Angels). November 2nd is the day for the faithful departed, for the souls of dead adults. Altars are created to present offerings to our loved ones, this includes; pictures, favorite foods, water, salt, flowers and candles. My family personally enjoys playing everyone’s favorite music throughout the week! The size of your alter does not matter, what you decide to add or not to add is up to you, however the most important factor is your intentions towards your loved ones. Although they can’t physically enjoy the holiday with us, we know they are with us in spirit. Do you celebrate Dia de los Muertos?