Day of the Dead 2023


When is Day of the Dead 2023?

Day of the Dead 2023 starts on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 (in 275 days) and ends on Thursday, November 2nd 2023 (in 277 days).  Calendar for 2023
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What is Day of the Dead?

Traditional altar to commemorate a deceased relative on Day of the Dead. Photo: flickr.com/photos/eneas/4072192627Traditional altar to commemorate a deceased relative on Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead ("Día de los Muertos") is a multi-day festival celebrated every year from October 31 to November 2 in commemoration of friends and family members who have died. It originated in Mexico, for which it has become a national symbol, and has now spread to many other countries, especially the United States and Latin America. It blends with the traditions and customs for honoring the dead in other nations and cultures.

Day of the Dead consists of two distinct holidays, the Day of the Innocents ("Día de los Inocentes") or Day of the Little Angels ("Día de los Angelitos") on November 1 dedicated to infants and children, and the actual Day of the Dead on November 2. Celebrations often start on October 31. The three days of festivities are collectively referred to as Day of the Dead.

In Latin and South American cultures the celebration of the dead is a custom that goes back thousands of years. Traditionally held during summer, upon the arrival of the Spanish it was gradually changed to coincide with the Christian celebrations of Hallowtide: Halloween (All Saints' Eve) on October 31, All Saints' Day on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2. It also coincides with the ancient Celtic seasonal festival to mark the end of the harvest and to remember the dead known as Samhain that is celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1.

Day of the Dead is often called Día de los Muertos in anglophone countries, even though the original name is Día de Muertos.

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Mexican clay skulls on display for Day of the Dead. Photo: flickr.com/photos/logatfer/8819165250Mexican clay skulls on display for Day of the Dead
Altar dedicated to La Catrina, a female character representing the dead during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catrina_3.jpgAltar dedicated to La Catrina, a female character representing the dead during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico

When is Day of the Dead 2024?

Day of the Dead 2024 starts on Thursday, October 31, 2024 (in 641 days) and ends on Saturday, November 2nd 2024 (in 643 days).  Calendar for 2024

Dates for Day of the Dead from 2018 to 2028

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Year Day of the Dead starts on Day of the Dead ends on
Day of the Dead 2018      Wednesday, October 31, 2018      Friday, November 2, 2018
Day of the Dead 2019      Thursday, October 31, 2019      Saturday, November 2, 2019
Day of the Dead 2020      Saturday, October 31, 2020      Monday, November 2, 2020
Day of the Dead 2021      Sunday, October 31, 2021      Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Day of the Dead 2022      Monday, October 31, 2022      Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Day of the Dead 2023      Tuesday, October 31, 2023      Thursday, November 2, 2023
Day of the Dead 2024      Thursday, October 31, 2024      Saturday, November 2, 2024
Day of the Dead 2025      Friday, October 31, 2025      Sunday, November 2, 2025
Day of the Dead 2026      Saturday, October 31, 2026      Monday, November 2, 2026
Day of the Dead 2027      Sunday, October 31, 2027      Tuesday, November 2, 2027
Day of the Dead 2028      Tuesday, October 31, 2028      Thursday, November 2, 2028
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