Day of the Dead video

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is observed November 1 -2 in many Mexican communities in the U.S.

It is a recognition of the cycle of life in which death is a natural part of that cycle. For many of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, elders believe that on this day a portal opens up where our loved ones on the other side can pass through this portal and connect with us.

Photo: Still from the video

For more information on the history and observances surrounding Day of the Dead, visit these People's World links:

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