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Day of the Dead ContestHello members of Writers-Aid!
We are holding a Day of the Dead contest.
Seeing as we don't want to compromise the integrity of Day of the Dead here is a bit about it:
Day of the Dead starts on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. People in spanish-speaking countries celebrate Dia de los Muertos to honor their lost loved ones. They build an altar with the things their loved ones liked on it (food, possesions, flowers, etc.). They also visit their graves and spruce them up with orange marigolds to attract the souls of their lost ones. Some people spend all night with the graves. They then set up a bed for their loved ones in their homes so they can rest after their journey, and make food offerings to the spirits. (It is believed the spirits will eat the essence of the food.)
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