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DIY Pan de Muerto to Celebrate Day of the Dead

By tomorrow Halloween will be but a pile of candy wrappers and a pumpkin rotting on the porch -- but the next holiday is right around the corner, and we're not talking about Thanksgiving.

Dia de los Meurtos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 2. Despite the name, it has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween things or scary things and everything to do with life and love. The purpose of this holiday is to connect with loved ones and ancestors that have died - we all have them. The primary way people do this is through creating altars, upon which they place offerings, or ofrendas. No altar is complete without pan de muerto.

See also: Make Your Own Dairy-Free Horchata See also: DIY Pumpkin Latte

Now, you could go out and purchase a perfectly decent pan de muerto from Food City, but where's the fun in that? You're still alive, after all...