Día de Los Muertos is celebrated in U.S., Mexico and Latin America. It is a celebration of life and not death. Día de Los Muertos is a day we remember, honor and celebrate the lives or our deceased Loved ones. Probably the most recognized symbol of Día de Los Muertos is the ofrenda. The ofrenda is a temporary altar that consist of four elements, water, wind, earth and fire. Water is left for the spirits to quench their thirst, Papel picado represents the wind, earth is represented by pan de muerto and fire is represented by candles to help the spirits find their way. Flowers, mariposas, skulls are also used as symbols. Pictures of the deceased and objects that serve as reminders of their lives are also used on the ofrendas.
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