3. In places like Los Angeles, the holiday has taken on a pan-Latino quality, celebrated by some Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and other Central Americans.
5. Graves and altars are decorated with things that were loved by the deceased, like food, liquor, flowers, and trinkets.
10. The way the holiday is celebrated now is a mixture of pre-Hispanic traditions along with some merging of Catholic theology.
14. The timeline is not strictly adhered to, however, and many begin celebrating on Oct. 31.
18. The catrina is a famous creation of José Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican illustrator.
Thanks to Jazmín Morales for insight and diadelosmuertosmask.tumblr.com for many of the great photos.
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