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Though it could be easy to mix them up, both have skeletons, costumes, decorations, tombstones and involve food, they are completely different holidays.
El Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is an ancient celebration in Mexico dating back to way-y-y-y-y before the Spanish Conquistadors.
Not coincidentally, it coincides with the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (but that is a whole 'nuther post).
It is a joyous, multi-day celebration that embraces death as an integral part of life.
How about a fun skull pattern for a papel picado?
More Day of the Dead information?
Hay más tiempo que vida!