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9 DIY Ways to Celebrate Day of the Dead With Kids

Plus 9 local Día de los Muertos community fests for families

Published on: October 26, 2018

Día de los Muertos stone craft

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated throughout Mexico and many other Latin American countries, and among Latino communities in other places. The holiday typically begins October 31 and continues through November 2.

While the holiday is known for the skull and skeleton imagery used in Mexican celebrations, it is far from morbid. Whimsical skeletons are depicted dancing and playing instruments, and skulls are brightly painted with flowers. Filled with vibrant color, music and food, Día de los Muertos is a way of honoring and remembering loved ones who have passed on.

The 2017 Disney Pixar movie "Coco" introduced the holiday and some of its traditions to legions of kids, showing both somber and celebratory aspects.

We've rounded up fun crafts that families can try, to celebrate and honor their departed relatives.

Or attend one of these 9 terrific local Día de los Muertos events to celebrate this holiday with the local community in 2018.

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