Day of Dead 2022 (Día de los Muertos) is a traditional holiday celebrated by Mexicans on November 2. On Nov 2, it is highly believed by the people that the souls of the dead return to visit their living family members. Many people around the world celebrate Day of the dead in 2022 by visiting the graves of deceased loved ones, relatives and setting up altars with their favourite foods, drink, dress and photos.
When is Day of Dead 2022?
Day of the Dead is remembered and observed on November 2nd. The Nov 2nd Day of the Dead follows on from – All Hallows Eve on October 31st and “The Day of the Children” and All Saints Day on November 1st.
History of Day of Dead
The ancient indigenous natives of Mexicans have well practiced rituals celebrating the lives of ancestors for around 3000 years. The celebration known as Day of Dead originally landed on the 9th month of the Aztec calendar and was observed for the full month.
In the 20th century, the month-long festivities were condensed to three full days called The Days of the Dead.
Halloween on October 31st, Day of the Innocents on November 1st, and Day of the Dead on November 2nd.
La Catrina, the most recognizable figure of Day of Dead 2022, a towering female skeleton along with vibrant make-up and a flamboyant feathered hat. The Lady of Death worshiped by the Aztecs protected their departed relatives or loved ones, guiding these people through their final stages of the life and death cycles.
La Catrina, in the early 1900s by controversial and political cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada. Artist and husband of Frida, Diego Rivera, added José’s La Catrina in one of his murals which depicted 400 years of Mexico’s great history.
His mural, -Dreams of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park, that includes himself and a young kid holding hands with La Catrina, who is dressed-up in sophisticated garb and a fancy feathered hat.
Plans for Day of Dead 2022are made throughout the month and year as well. Toys and game accessories are offered to dead children and alcohol bottles or jars of alote get offered to dead adults.
Most families and relatives decorate their loved ones’ graves with ofrendas, including marigolds. These specific flowers attract the souls of the dead relatives or loved ones to the offerings. The bright petals, power and strong scent guides the souls from the cemetery to their family’s home.
Day of the Dead in the World
China – 15th day of 7th month of the Lunar calendar, that is normally at some point during August month.
North and South Korea – Autumn Eve- the holiday is celebrated for 3 days straight in either September or October every year.
Cambodia – 15th day of the 10th month in the Khmer calendar that falls in September month.
Nepal – The first day of the dark 4 nights according to the lunar Nepal. This is usually in August or September month every year
FAQs on Day Of Dead
Find below some questions around day of dead 2022.
What happens on the Day of the Dead?
According to Mexican tradition, Day of Dead is celebrated by the natives by offering goods to past or dead loved ones and celebrating their lives.
Do you say Happy Day of the Dead?
To greet people on November 2nd Day of the Dead, people can say -Feliz Día de los Muertos or -Happy Day of the Dead.
What is an Ofrenda for – Día de los Muertos?
An ofrenda is a collection of decorative objects and offerings placed on a ritual display during Day of the Dead celebrations on November 2nd.
How to Observe Day of Dead
Take time to remember – You may need to pick a small place or area in your home. Better take a table that works really well. Now set up a candle, a photo of your loved one, sweet and some flowers. Remember, it’s a kind of act of remembrance.
Visit a community cemetery – Many cemeteries have festive sounds, imagery and smells. If you don’t have an altar, just stop by a local community event to experience the sounds and the sights that fill this day.
You may host a Day of the Dead event in your home. November 2 Day of the Dead is meant to be celebrated with friends and family members. You would need to make a big dinner and ask people to bring a photo of a loved one who is no more. You need to place all the photos on a table.
Go around the table and have all say one fun memory about their loved-one during dinner. Keep in mind to keep it fun, positive, and festive.
Day of the Dead Days
Year Date Day
- 2022 November 2 Wednesday
- 2023 November 2 Thursday
- 2024 November 2 Saturday
- 2025 November 2 Sunday
- 2026 November 2 Monday
Days of the dead Indianapolis 2022
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Conclusion on November 2 Day of Dead
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