Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated from October 31 to November 2. This holiday is used as a way for the people of Mexico to honor their loved ones who have passed away. During the celebration, individuals have parades, visit the cemetery, and throw parties. To learn more about Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, just continue reading this blog post.
The sugar skull is one of the most recognizable symbols related to Dia de Los Muertos. This design is styled after La Catrina, who is considered a dapper skeleton or elegant skull. The sugar skull character is a way of laughing in the face of death, making the holiday a tongue-in-cheek way of honoring those who have died.
On Dia de Los Muertos, Mexicans visit their local cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and decorate these spaces with ofrendas, or offerings such as sugar skulls, brightly colored paper, and tiny pieces of art. When at the cemetery, parties are held in a cheerful manner. Dia de Los Muertos is about celebrating life, rather than mourning the dead. This celebration occurs from Halloween, or October 31, to All Saint’s Day, to November 2.
To get into the Dia de Los Muertos spirit, consider joining us for a meal at Verde Kitchen and Cocktails. We serve authentic Mexican cuisine perfect for a Dia de Los Muertos feast. To make a reservation, contact us at 631-665-6300. Verde Kitchen and Cocktails is located at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore.