Dia de los Muertos
I learnt about Dia de los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead, on my trip to Mexico, and I really wish we celebrated it in the UK. On November 1st, this Latin American tradition sees streets adorned with brightly coloured skulls, papel picado and flowers. Parties and feasts are held in memory of loved ones lost. The belief is that the spirits of those who have passed will waken at midnight to join the celebrations, and so those who have been parted are, on this night, reunited.