Culture | From Brazil to the Philippines: How Countries Around the Globe Celebrate Día de Muertos


Revelers dance during a Day of the Dead party on November 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

While Mexico is the country most renowned for Día de Muertos, the holiday honoring the dead is celebrated across Latin America and beyond. From Brazil to the Philippines, November 1 and 2 are the days of the year when families and friends gather to pay tribute to their deceased loved ones. For some cultures, it’s a day of festivities. For others, it’s a time for mourning. But while traditions and customs change depending on the region, one thing remains the same: everyone yearns for a way to commemorate the lives of the loved ones that are no longer with them. Nnnn v


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