Here Are 7 Things About "Día De Muertos" Or "Day Of The Dead" You Might Not Know

    "We believe it's about the things you can't see— like love, loss and our ancestors. The altar is just the physical representation of that."

    Hi everyone! My name is Pao, and I'm on Team Buzzfeed LATAM, but I work occasionally with the BuzzFeed Canada Team.

    woman in day of the dead makeup

    But now, it's my turn! So here are 7 things you might not have ever known about Día de Muertos, otherwise known as the Day of the Dead.

    1. There isn't just one Día de los Muertos.

    A family next to their altar

    2. It is a celebration!

    Día de muertos festival

    3. Speaking of the altar, it's one of the most important parts of the celebration.

    A Día de los Muertos altar

    4. There's special food like bread of the dead.

    Pan de Muerto

    5. Introducing La Catrina.

    4 people dressed in Mexican attires

    6. Not only do we celebrate death, but we make fun of it with funny little poems.

    People drinking in mexican traditional clothes

    7. Lastly, it's NOT Halloween!

    A kid with Dia de Muertos make up

    I hope this post helped you understand Día de Los Muertos a little bit better. Let me know if you have any questions about it <3. See you soon in another post!