As practised by the indigenous communities of Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. The festivities take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. This period also marks the completion of the annual cycle of cultivation of maize, the country's predominant food crop.
Originally proclaimed in 2003
LICENSING: for inquiries about licensing this material, please contact the producers or the authors directly. You may also wish to consult our FAQs 6 to 9