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!
1 of 6 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!