Definition of Day of the Dead in English:

Day of the Dead

noun

  • All Souls' Day (2 November), as celebrated in various European and Latin American countries, especially Mexico.

    ‘the dead person is also formally remembered with prayers and feasting on the first anniversary of the death, and on the Day of the Dead every November’
    • ‘Our Halloween and Mexico's Day of the Dead, although not quite the same, both celebrate the spirits of the departed.’
    • ‘Day of the Dead is just one among many colorful Mexican traditions carried on in San Antonio, home to one of the largest Hispanic populations of any American city.’
    • ‘This elaborate altar is decorated for the celebration of the Mexican Festival El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.’
    • ‘Mexico has the Day of the Dead.’
    • ‘In the Rockies, the Day of the Dead is pretty lively, too, with pageantry, dance, music, and exhibits.’
    • ‘We were part of a ceremony for El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in San Antonio, one of the most important religious holidays in Mexican folklore.’
    • ‘He performs a traditional dance for the Latin Festival of the Day of the Dead.’
    • ‘The butterflies arrive in Mexico at the beginning of November, around the time of the present day holiday of Los Dias de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.’
    • ‘On November 2, the Day of the Dead, people visit the graves of their loved ones and leave behind fruits and flowers.’
    • ‘This is a country where their sport is diving into the sea from the tops of ragged cliffs and the biggest local celebration is the Day of the Dead.’
    • ‘Like with Day of the Dead, it isn't about death, as in morbid, but celebrating life.’
    • ‘It is All Soul's Day - the Day of the Dead - and the holiday passes without flowers or remembrances.’
    • ‘He gets protection from one of his clients and steals money from another, but on November 2nd - the Day of the Dead - events become a little stranger than usual.’
    • ‘The Day of the Dead is celebrated by the family and friends of the departed.’
    • ‘Those seeking one supreme father figure, who holds all the answers, will find something different in this clear-eyed emanation from a culture that celebrates the Day of the Dead.’
    • ‘Interestingly, all Saints' Day (Day of the Dead) is the only Catholic holiday that was celebrated by most of the ethnic groups in the former Yugoslavia.’