Do you have to be Mexican to celebrate Día de los Muertos?

Can anyone celebrate Dia de los Muertos?

Who can participate? You don’t have to be from Mexico or have any Mexican heritage to build an altar or celebrate Día de Muertos, Alcaraz said. It’s a holiday about love and celebration and honor, so if you participate in that spirit, you’re doing it right.

Is Dia de los Muertos only Mexican?

It largely originated in Mexico, where it is mostly observed, but also in other places, especially by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere.

Who all celebrates Day of the Dead?

It’s a celebration: of life, and death, and the relationship between the two. While the holiday is most often associated with Mexico, it’s observed by Mexican and other Latin American communities around the world, including here in the Pacific Northwest.

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