20 Photos Of Day Of The Dead Celebrations Around The World

On the Day of the Dead, people in Mexico and throughout the world honor their dead loved ones with a big celebration, featuring costumes, paper balloons, and lots of skulls.

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Day of the Dead, usually celebrated Nov. 1 and 2, is an Aztec celebration that has now spread far beyond Mexico. Costumes are popular — above, a cyclist with face paint in Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.

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A man dressed as a clown at a celebration in Mizquic, Mexico, on Nov 1.

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Kids dressed as ghosts, also in Mixquic.

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In Rio de Janeiro, residents celebrated by lighting candles.

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A masked photographer, Mixquic, Nov. 1.

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A man with a giant skull mask, Mixquic, Nov. 1.

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Dancers doing a dance called the Huaylia at a cemetery in Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.

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A giant kite in Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala, where such kites are traditional for the Day of the Dead, Nov. 1.

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Cotton candy is also traditional in some areas. Milpa Alta, Mexico, Nov. 1.

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A paper balloon, Milpa Alta, Mexico, Nov. 1.

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Artists in costume, Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.

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Musicians performing in one of Latin America’s biggest cemeteries, Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.

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A tomb decorated with candles and flowers, San Antonio Aguascalientes, Guatemala, Nov. 1.

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Guest at a horse race commemorating the Day of the Dead on All Saints Day in Todos Los Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala, Nov. 1.

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A man dressed as a spirit in a Voodoo ritual for the Day of the Dead, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 1.

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An art installation of skeletons and skulls, Mexico City, Oct. 31.

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