Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is not Halloween. It’s the day after Halloween and isn’t related.

It’s celebrated throughout México and around the world in Mexican households.

I love this celebration of life.

It is a personal and spiritual time when families, businesses, and cemeteries honor deceased loved ones and ancestors.

It is the time of communing with the ‘dead’ in an honorable and loving way.

This magical time of year was recognized all over the planet as a time to commune with those of passed on and with ancestors.

My friend Cristian, Aztec Mexican, who lives in Playa del Carmen, just south of Cancun México told me.

“This is a veneration ceremony for our loved ones who have departed, it is a ritual wake.”

He’s having a three day ceremony in Playa if you’re interested in going. It’s in a cenote overnight so a little intense, very Native American ceremony. I wish I could go. WhatsApp him at +52 1 984 184 3525 if you are interested. It starts on the 31st.

– Day of the Dead will generate 37.7 billion pesos (US$1.8 billion) in revenue for Mexico

– Not all Mexico indigenous celebrate Day of the dead, DEATH FOR THE HUICHOLES of Nayarit

– Are Mexicans really unafraid of death?