Authors, Artists, Chefs Share Dia De Los Muertos Celebrations

November 1, 2014 11:25 AM

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More and more Americans are now celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a ritual the indigenous people of central and southern Mexico have been practicing in one form or another for at least 3,000 years.

Here's a little history: the Aztecs used to keep skulls as trophies symbolizing death and rebirth, and during Día de los Muertos, the skulls were used to honor lost loved ones. Many Meso-American civilizations believed the dead came back to visit during the once month-long ritual.

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