Which Countries Celebrate Day of the Dead?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 3:00:45 PM ET

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is celebrated throughout most of Latin America on November 1st. The tradition comes from the country of Mexico and is a combination of ancient indigenous rituals and Catholic traditions. Brazilians celebrate the holiday by visiting churches and cemeteries and praying for the dead. In Spain, families attend parades and festivals, and often visit cemeteries to pray for loved ones.