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Google Doodle for Day of the Dead

Wednesday 2 November 2022 saw a familiar looking graphic greet any internet searches going through the world’s biggest engine.

Google Day of the Dead

Happy Day of the Dead, or Feliz Día de los Muertos, to all our Mexican friends around the globe. Wednesday 2 November 2022 sees one of the most important days come to life, in a manner of speaking, as the world’s biggest search engine gives a nod to the tradition of honouring those that have passed away.

What is Google’s Day of the Dead Doodle?

The representation that the tech behemoth has gone for today is that of the colourfully painted skeleton faces made out of real sugar, something that Google has gone and done themselves as you can check out in their link below.

Google also provides some background.

‘Day of the Dead traditions originated thousands of years ago from Indigenous cultures in Mexico. The Aztec and Mexica people believed the souls of the dead could visit the living, and each year they invited their loved ones to return home. The tradition is so meaningful that 16th-century Spanish settlers adopted the custom and turned it into a holiday.

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‘On this day, Mexican families prepare to honor their loved ones by placing their photos on an ofrenda, or home altar, along with candles to help guide them home. Plumes of copal incense drift into the air as people invite their neighbors inside to admire the decorative altars. Friends share food like Pan de Metros, a mouthwatering round bread that represents the circle of life. It’s believed that the deceased first return to their graves, which are often decorated with bright marigold flowers and personal belongings.

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‘Whether Mexicans are at home, the cemetery or a local parade, the day is filled with stories and laughter to commemorate loved ones and ancestors.’


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