Talk:Day of the Dead

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High traffic

On 2 November 2016, Day of the Dead was linked from Google, a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)

removed link[edit]

Removed external link. The link is a pice of shit and the site is not in English nor in Spanish (looks like Chinese)Días de los Muertos photo and information site.

Tangentially related content[edit]

There seems to be, starting with the last part of the lead, a lot of only tangentially related content. The article is about the Mexican holiday, but there seems to be a good deal of info on other similar holidays or the general concept of a day of the dead internationally. Since the article is specifically about the Mexican holiday, per the disambiguation note, I am removing some of the other content. I have left in place information about celebration of the Mexican holiday internationally. If reverted, please bring to talk. I think we need to make a distinction between things diurectly related to the MExcian holiday, or one step removed (i.e. the incarnations of the same festival in latin american countries/Spain) as opposed to just other general holidays bearing some similarity (i.e. the inof on Buddhist festivals, etc. This is all great info, just not related to the Mexican holiday). I also left the section at the ened about similar traditions, though honestly I think this can probabl

La Catrina[edit]

The Lady of the Dead that is described in this article is not La Catrina. That is incorrect. The Aztec Lady of the Dead, if you use that expression to refer to her, is called Mictecacihuatl,the Aztec goddess of death or "Lady of Death" and her consort, the god of death was Mictlantecuhtli. The confusion in this phrase confuses La Catrina, which translates to "the fancy lady", the male version being, "el catrin" or the dandy. This is a character that was invented by the artist, Jose Guadalupe Posada, who created a character in his wood block prints more famous than any skeleton image in all of Mexican art and she is a skeleton dressed in Victorian Era dress. She was used as a character to poke fun at the wealthy women of Mexico.

There are so many incorrect statements in this page that I need a week to correct all of them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:C5DB:1FF0:ED8E:F0BD:5CAC:B043 (talk) 01:42, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

I would suggest you discuss your changes here before making any massive changes. Any change you make is required to be backed up by a citation from a reliable source (see WP:RS for more specific definition). We can help you sort out what makes sense before you invest a lot of effort in changes which could get lost. Regards, Tarl N. (discuss) 02:44, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 October 2016[edit]

sugar skulls are candy and a decorative item for the mexican holiday called day of the dead

66.76.112.130 (talk) 19:19, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 20:23, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 October 2016[edit]

I would like a source for high casualty rate for Latinos as some sources claim that Caucasians represent disproportionate number of casualties.

192.89.97.1 (talk) 09:58, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Not done You will need to provide that source. —MRD2014 (talkcontribs) 14:05, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 October 2016[edit]

Featured in a scene in the 2015 movie "spectre"

Flyboy112286 (talk) 22:44, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 05:34, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 October 2016[edit]


2607:FCC8:8BC9:2F00:7D3D:417D:287F:B085 (talk) 21:19, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

The average amount of people that come and celebrate this day is about 2,500,000 people.

Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 09:00, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protection edit request on 25 October[edit]

Under the Latin America subsection of the Observances outside Mexico section, the last paragraph is on the subject of a holiday in Belize similar to Día de los Muertos. The problem is, the grammar is atrocious. If anyone can fix that, please do. Schnozzberry64 (talk) 00:56, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Public holiday?[edit]

Our article claims

It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday.

yet Public holidays in Mexico lists it under "Festivities" and claims

It is not a state holiday.

Maybe this could be clarified. Are schools and government offices open on Nov 1/Nov 2; do people have to go to work? AxelBoldt (talk) 15:02, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2016[edit]


In the last paragraph, please change the word PERSONS to PEOPLE

"...which was attended by 250,000 persons."

This was probably a back-translation.

Thank you.

189.211.225.68 (talk) 08:17, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

 Done - and another use further up the page - Arjayay (talk) 10:15, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2016[edit]

Please change Día de muertos to Día de los Muertos

12.187.245.5 (talk) 12:42, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done As can be seen from the Spanish article here Día de Muertos is correct; but as the English article states "The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos in Anglophone countries" - Arjayay (talk) 13:09, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2016[edit]

The Spanish translation of "Day of the Dead" should be "Día de los muertos," not "Día de Muertos." Per Spanish grammar rules, muertos should not be capitalized and a los should be included between de and muertos.161.28.142.20 (talk) 15:18, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

161.28.142.20 (talk) 15:18, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done - as explained above - Arjayay (talk) 15:26, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2016[edit]

Hello All, I was wondering if I could add information to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead See, there is more information that would be beneficial to add, the explanation of the use of altars, what altars should look like, the symbolism behind the altars, what items are in the altars and the symbolism of the items placed on the altars. Please allow me to add that information. Thank you, Denise Flotte

Deniseflotte (talk) 18:11, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done This is not the right page to request additional user rights.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 18:16, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Yo mom

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2016[edit]

Mexican's aren't Spanish and our language isn't Spanish either. It's Mexican Chicano / Chicana. Thanks


47.44.0.98 (talk) 21:30, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Dia de los Muertos[edit]

Day of the Dead is not Dia de Muertos in Spanish, it is Dia de los Muertos.24.44.85.61 (talk) 23:10, 2 November 2016 (UTC)


This question has already been answered twice. Please see the above posts. Thanks, SilverplateDelta (talk) 14:34, 3 November 2016 (UTC)


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