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El Dia de los Muertos- Maya Halloween

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Here’s an insight into the real cross-culture Maya Halloween thats celebrated November 1st and 2nd here in Belize. Inspired by Latin tradition of the entire Central American Maya region, “El Dia de los Muertos” is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2

In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of  the traditional  and favorite food of the departed, candles, incense,  fruits, candy and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.

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