Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in many parts of the world, but is especially important in Latin American. Day of the Dead events, like festivals, parades and group celebrations, are held on November 1-2 to coincide with All Souls’ Day and All Saints' Day.
During these celebrations some people wear masks, carry signs, or put up elaborate decorations to honor the dead. Decorations include food, symbols, candles, photos and of course flowers.
The Marigold is a traditional flower that is associated with the dead. Some say that the flower represents the rays of the sun, which is linked with life, so the deceased have not lost their place in the universe.
All Souls’ Day in Mexico is a national holiday called Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Many people believe that the spirits of the dead return to enjoy a visit to their friends and relatives on this day. Long before sunrise, people stream into the cemeteries laden with candles, flowers and food.