From October 30th to November 2nd, Day of the Dead is a huge celebration throughout Latin countries. It is a time to remember and honor those we loved that have passed on. It is a time to celebrate the lives they lived. In Yucatan, the Maya call this holiday Hanal Pixan meaning “feast for the souls”. During these 4 days, the living will build alters, visit cemeteries and prepare foods all in remembrance of their dead friends and family. It is believed that this is the time of the year the souls return to mingle amongst their living loved ones. Each year, visitors to Mexico can enjoy dancing, musical performances, costumes, storytelling, folk art, traditional gastronomic goodies and parades all commemorating this ancient, cultural holiday.