20 photos of Mexico’s breathtaking Day of the Dead festival

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This year, El Día de los Muertos (or the Day of the Dead) started on October 31 and will end two days later.

For the holiday, families across Mexico gather in cemeteries and public squares to honor their deceased loved ones in traditional costumes and makeup.

Check out photos from the festivities and memorials below.

Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival is known for amazing skeletal makeup.
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Ecuador, Brazil, and Bolivia have their own festivities, too.
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Some people incorporate flower crowns, glitter, and jewels into their costumes.
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