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November 2, Brazil’s “Day of the Dead”

Brazil day of the dead

Today is a national holiday in Brazil. On November 2, we celebrate Dia de Finados – also known as the “Day of the Dead.”

This religion tradition dates back to medieval France. Legend has it that in 998, an abbot in the French Cluny Monastery ordered his fellow monks to pray for the dead since no one remembered them. During the 13th century, November 2 – one day after All Saints Day – became the official day to celebrate those who have passed.

The Day of the Dead is celebrated in many countries, each one with its own peculiarities....

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