Dia de los Muertos

I only learnt about Dia de los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead, on my trip to Mexico earlier this year (you can see my travel post here), and really wish we celebrated it in the UK. It's a Latin American tradition, originating in Mexico. On November 1st, streets are adorned with brightly coloured skulls, papel picado and flowers, and parties and feasts are held in memory of loved ones lost. The belief is that the spirits of those who have passed will waken at midnight to join the celebrations, and so those who have been parted are, on this night, reunited. Beautiful!