What you need to make your own traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Altar

In Mexico, November 1 and 2 have become days of party and celebration. It is believed that during these dates, the dead have permission to enjoy and spend time with their loved ones. They cross the Mictlan and arrive with the mortals to share food and drinks, and receive two days of tributes. They call it Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead in English.

The offering, also known as the altar, is one of the main elements of this celebration. With the favorite meals, snacks, and beverages of the deceased, the living pays . . .

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