The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated around the world. This holiday focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for those who have died. The three day celebration begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd. The origins of this holiday can be traced back as far as 3,000 years. We have taken some of the iconic images associated with this holiday and created a beautiful throw blanket. The bright colors really stand out. The coral fleece fabric used makes this blanket both soft and warm.
Many traditions surround this holiday including the building of altars, honoring the dead with their favorite foods and drinks, and with decorated sugar skulls. Gifts are often brought to the graves of the deceased.In most regions of Mexico, November 1st is to honor children and infants where adults are honored the following day. Some refer to November 1st as Dia de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) and November 2nd as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).