Posted on November 02 2015
Colorful and lively celebrations are taking place all around the world today in honor of the Mexican Dia de los Muertos festival, or more commonly known as, the Day of the Dead.
Day of the Dead is recognized for its colorful sugar skulls, which is a symbol for the dead, which can be seen in art and fashion.
But, the two-day holiday is more than just colorful sugar skulls, and celebrations. It is a time for friends and family to join together in cemeteries to honor and pay respect to the deceased with delicious food and drinks. During the festivities, family members decorate the gravesites with colorful decorations and candles and everyone shares stories and fond memories of the ones they have lost.
It does seem a tad unusual to celebrate the death of loved ones, but the festivities are actually known to help people deal with their grief.
The celebrations date back thousands of years and are a cumulation of rituals from both Mexico's indigenous Aztec and Catholic backgrounds.
The holiday has spread in recent years from Mexico to America and beyond. It is now celebrated by Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and countless others, spawning a colorful and distinctive artistic tradition that continues to inspire.
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Grab a pair of Yo Sox men's 'Red Skull' socks or a pair of Yo Sox ladies 'Psychedelic Skull' knee high socks to pay your respect to lost loved ones!