Disguising themselves in intricate masks and costumes during the dancing with the dead celebrations, the locals dress in vibrant, homemade clothes and take to the streets to celebrate their loved ones who have passed. The day is filled with dancing, and although it may be tinged with sadness and memories, it's meant to be a joyous occasion where the community comes together to eat, drink, dance, and welcome back the dead.
For the Mexican people, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyful and colorful way to honor their deceased loved ones. This is not Mexican Halloween but something more deeply rooted in ritual and history.
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