How to Celebrate Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, spans two days and is typically observed on November 1 and 2. Despite common misconceptions associating it solely with sadness and death or labeling it as the “Mexican version of Halloween,” the holiday is a vibrant celebration filled with happiness and love.
Family members and friends come together to honor and celebrate the lives of those who have passed away. The festivities include storytelling, music, and dancing. Marigold petals play a significant role in Day of the Dead, symbolizing a guide for lost souls with their vibrant colors and strong fragrance.
Contrary to popular belief, Day of the Dead is not confined to Mexico; it is celebrated worldwide. The holiday involves preparing favorite foods and beverages of the departed, such as chocolate, tamales, and marigold-infused cocktails.
If you’re looking to partake in the festivities, Fat Mamas Tamales offers the best tamales for celebrating Día de los Muertos. Visit our restaurant in Natchez, MS, to enjoy a variety of favorites and margaritas. If you can’t make it in person, our online Shop allows you to order our top-notch tamales and award-winning Knock-You-Naked Margarita Mix, shipped directly to you.
In the spirit of Day of the Dead, the emphasis is on celebration rather than mourning, embracing the opportunity to honor and remember loved ones with joy and festivities.