Life Is Celebrated on Day of the Dead

Skeletons, Zombies and Fangs: It's Day of the Dead

Revelers dance through the streets in traditional costumes at the start of the Day of the Dead festival, Oct. 30, 2013, in Oaxaca, Mexico. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Departed spirits are welcomed home in worldwide Day of the Dead celebrations.

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Skeletons, Zombies and Fangs: It's Day of the Dead

Revelers dance through the streets in traditional costumes at the start of the Day of the Dead festival known in spanish as Dia de Muertos, Oct. 30, 2013 in Oaxaca, Mexico. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Skeleton Lady Catrina is honored during Day of the Dead

Faithful Luis Castillo dressed as a traditional Mexican “Catrina” poses during Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico’s National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Oct. 30, 2013. (Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)

Skeletons, Zombies and Fangs: It's Day of the Dead

A Mexican woman lights a candle to honor the dead at the tomb of a loved one during the Day of the Dead festival at the old cemetery, Oct. 31, 2013 in Xoxocotlan, Mexico. The three-day holiday is used to pray for and remember family and friends who have died. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Skeletons, Zombies and Fangs: It's Day of the Dead

An elderly Zapotec indigenous woman cleans the grave of a family member at the start of the Day of the Dead festival known in spanish as Dia de Muertos, Oct. 30, 2013, in Teotitlan, Mexico. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Skeletons, Zombies and Fangs: It's Day of the Dead

Women dressed as La Catrina, a popular figure in Mexico known as “The Elegant Skull,” pose during celebrations marking the upcoming Day of the Dead at the National Autonoma University of Mexico, in Mexico City, Oct. 30, 2013. (Henry Romero/Reuters)