Definition of Day of the Dead in English:

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Day of the Dead

noun

All Souls' Day (2 November), as celebrated in various European and Latin American countries, especially Mexico: the dead person is also formally remembered with prayers and feasting on the first anniversary of the death, and on the Day of the Dead every November
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  • This elaborate altar is decorated for the celebration of the Mexican Festival El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
  • The butterflies arrive in Mexico at the beginning of November, around the time of the present day holiday of Los Dias de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
  • Mexico has the Day of the Dead.

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