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12 Facts About El Día De Muertos That Show Just How Special It Is

How much do you actually know about this very unique celebration? Enjoy preserving traditions with a delicious cup of chocolate Abuelita, the authentic Mexican hot chocolate.

1. Those lovely sugar skulls are representative of the souls of the departed.

2. Cempazuchil flowers (marigolds) are believed to guide the spirits back to Earth.

3. On November 2, magic happens as spirits and humans come together in local graveyards.

4. Altares are built in people's homes in honor of the departed.

5. The altar's food display is all about what the deceased enjoyed feasting on the most.

6. La Catrina was once "La Calavera Garbancera."

7. The festivities date back more than 2,000 years.

8. Día de Muertos bread is where. it's. at.

9. The Day of the Dead was named an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2003.

10. Literary calaveritas are a fun aspect of the celebrition.

11. A half-painted face is meant to represent the quick transition between life and death.

12. There's more than one way to celebrate Día de Muertos.

Celebrate Día de Muertos in a delicious way: with a cup of chocolate Abuelita, the authentic Mexican hot chocolate.