Day of the dead (Spanish: Día de los muertos) Is a Mexican holiday that concerns the concept of death. How it affects us, how we deal with it, and what are our perceptions on it. However, death is celebrated in a more positive light rather than negative.
Day Of The Dead has its roots from ancient civilizations from Pre-Columbian times, making the tradition approximately more than 2,500 years old.
In the late 20th century, the holiday was fully socially and culturally accepted as the Catholic Church has stopped bashing it as “pagan” Even though the holiday has polytheistic roots, people have altered it to have a more Catholic meaning in the modern Era.
That means that for many people, this holiday is not a secular holiday, but rather a deeply spiritual and religious one.Traditional elements of Day Of The Dead: Las Catrinas and Catrin: Perhaps the most known and representative symbol of Day Of The Dead is La Catrina, its similar to the European skeleton illustration of death, but added traditional Mexican clothing and Mexican cultural elements.
People do Catrina make up on this day, specially those that participate in festivals to spread the spirit of the holiday in all Mexico. However, the Catrina image is also done in merchandise, candy, food, posters, art and films on this day.Source: Quora Alejandro J.Pizarro