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How Día de los Muertos Differs From Halloween — and How to Celebrate It

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While the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) may start on Halloween night, it is a completely different holiday with different traditions and meanings than the spooky night of dressing up and eating candy that most Americans know and celebrate.

How is Día de los Muertos different from Halloween?

While both Halloween and Día de los Muertos start on Oct. 31, Halloween is only that one night. Día de los Muertos continues on until Nov. 2.