The Day of the Dead, or El Dia de los Muertos, is a highly important Mexican holiday that celebrates family members and friends who have passed away. It falls very close to Halloween, and as a result, often gets overlooked. If you’ve never celebrated this holiday, here are six reasons you should, because you will find that it’s actually more fun than Halloween!
The candy is better.
Just like Jack-o'-lanterns are the symbol of Halloween, sugar skulls are the symbol of the Day of the Dead. And I think we all can agree that sugar skulls are way cooler. These confections are a delicious, traditional snack, but people also create extravagant masks made to look like this symbol. You can either wear one during the celebration, decorate with them, or both!