Southern U.S. states celebrate "El Dia de los Muertos" in the tradition of the ancest|noegp33/Instagram1/15 Southern U.S. states celebrate "El Dia de los Muertos" in the tradition of the ancest|noegp33/Instagram
A costumed local poses with tourists in Mexico City Monday.|Alexisjovany10/Instagram2/15 A costumed local poses with tourists in Mexico City Monday.|Alexisjovany10/Instagram
A traditional dance on the streets in Mexico City.|andreavilla13/Instagram3/15 A traditional dance on the streets in Mexico City.|andreavilla13/Instagram
A woman in full costume at a Los Angeles, California celebration.|Brigbreakmusic/Instagram4/15 A woman in full costume at a Los Angeles, California celebration.|Brigbreakmusic/Instagram
An alter shows offerings to dead ancestors.|Darntssmorales/Instagram5/15 An alter shows offerings to dead ancestors.|Darntssmorales/Instagram
Day of the Dead costumes.|garcia2480/Instagram6/15 Day of the Dead costumes.|garcia2480/Instagram
Costumes and decorations during Mexico City Day of the Dead celebrations.8/15 Costumes and decorations during Mexico City Day of the Dead celebrations.
An alter in Mexico shows offerings to dead relatives.|k_konz3/Instagram9/15 An alter in Mexico shows offerings to dead relatives.|k_konz3/Instagram
Decorations for Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico City.|katiepunk/Instagram10/15 Decorations for Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico City.|katiepunk/Instagram
Alters line the square in front of a church in Mexico City.|katiepunk/Instagram11/15 Alters line the square in front of a church in Mexico City.|katiepunk/Instagram
An alter in Morelos, Mexico.|mariferlimon/Instagram12/15 An alter in Morelos, Mexico.|mariferlimon/Instagram
A Day of the Dead alter.|missing_91/Instagram13/15 A Day of the Dead alter.|missing_91/Instagram
Alters move through the streets in Mexico City.|molekh/Instagram14/15 Alters move through the streets in Mexico City.|molekh/Instagram
An alter in Los Angeles, California.|Richardheaven/Instagram15/15 An alter in Los Angeles, California.|Richardheaven/Instagram
Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican festival celebrating life and death where families honor friends and loved ones who have passed on.
The colorful costumes, decorations and, of course sugar skulls, have helped appreciation of this traditional festival spread at home and around the globe, CNN reported.
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