Ashley Shope Pin 2: When it comes to celebrating the lives of the dead, the United States is not the place to be. Halloween was based on the Celtic festival of the dead called Samhain. This article discusses the different festivals of the dead that happen around the world. In Japan they have Obon which is the festival of lanterns, Comabodia has P'chum Ben, and of course Mexico hasLos  Dia de Los Muertos which involves that sugar skulls and other happy delights.

Ashley Shope Pin 2: When it comes to celebrating the lives of the dead, the United States is not the place to be. Halloween was based on the Celtic festival of the dead called Samhain. This article discusses the different festivals of the dead that happen around the world. In Japan they have Obon which is the festival of lanterns, Comabodia has P'chum Ben, and of course Mexico hasLos Dia de Los Muertos which involves that sugar skulls and other happy delights.

Salem, Massachusetts Festival of the Dead celebrates Halloween and memorializes the witch trials with gothic balls and other events

Salem, Massachusetts Festival of the Dead celebrates Halloween and memorializes the witch trials with gothic balls and other events

Obon Festival: Japanese Buddhist worshippers place one thousand floating paper lanterns in a river in Ichinomiya city. Credit: © EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN/epa/Corbis | www.eklectica.in #eklectica

Festivals of the Dead Around the World

Obon Festival: Japanese Buddhist worshippers place one thousand floating paper lanterns in a river in Ichinomiya city. Credit: © EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN/epa/Corbis | www.eklectica.in #eklectica

Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars

Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars

The festival of the dead

The festival of the dead

Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars. Photos by Naomi Fiss

Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars. Photos by Naomi Fiss

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Halloween card, bats - black or orange, festival of the dead, trick or treat, all hallows eve, blank card, spooky, scary, party invites - pinned by pin4etsy.com

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