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8 Unknown facts about "day of the dead"

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Also called, Día de los Muertos, It originated in Central America and Mexico.

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Every year, two days are dedicated to honoring the dead through this festival.

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Nov. 1 is reserved for the souls of deceased children, while Nov. 2 is devoted to adults

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This festival is a celebration of life rather than of death.

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The Aztecs, Toltecs, and other Nahua tribes are the ones who invented the Day of the Dead.

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One significant element of this day is the altar, or "ofrenda."

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According to legend, the dead return to the world of the living during this festival.

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The importance of Da de los Muertos was recognized by UNESCO in 2008 when it was included to its list of holidays.

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