Dia De Los Muertos And Halloween: The difference between two fall holidays

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As October comes to an end and November begins, two very popular fall celebrations arrive. Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos are celebrated back to back on October 31st and November 1st through the second, they may take place around the same time, but they are very different from each other. Although both holidays originated to celebrate the deceased and the afterlife, throughout the years Halloween has drifted to a commercialized holiday spent trick-or-treating and dressing up, while Dia De Los Muertos is still a celebration to the deceased filled with culture and tradition.

An infographic about the differences between Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween. Halloween is celebrated every October 31st and Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated every November 1st through the 2nd. Image by: Keyla Blanco
An infographic about the differences between Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween. Halloween is celebrated every October 31st and Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated every November 1st through the 2nd. Image by: Keyla Blanco

Keyla Blanco’s perfect moment in time is when she is curled up on her bed, with her favorite food, and a superhero movie playing. Keyla is an indecisive, comic loving, superhero obsessed, fangirl. She wants to create movies that reflect the real world and its people. More diversity, whether that be people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, differently abled people, or any other underrepresented people, in films, is her biggest passion. Keyla grew up with her family and comic books and spends time with them constantly. Movies are her main escape, and they help her see the world. Keyla is shy at first but opens up after some time. Fitting to her personality, Keyla is the Entertainment Editor for the Polaris Press.

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