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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. November 1 and November 2 collectively, celebrated concurrently with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day in Mexico and parts of Central America in commemoration of the dead. Also called Día de los Muertos.

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Translation of Spanish Día de los Muertos.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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