Día de los Muertos is a day filled with dancing, wearing colorful costumes, eating favorite foods, and meeting at cemeteries to spend time at the gravesites of deceased ancestors. It is a perfect time to learn more about those people’s lives and help preserve the memories of who these people were.
Yes, Mexico's Day of the Dead is respectful to ancestors. It is a celebration of loved ones lost. It's not only a celebration steeped in reverence for the dead, but for death itself. It's also an opportunity for families to lift each other's spirits by lifting the memory of their loved ones and remembering positive memories, which helps to heal from the pain of losing a relative.
Yes, Mexico's Day of the Dead is respectful to ancestors because they are honoring all of those who have died. For one night, they bring all of the dead back in a way. They celebrate their lives and feel at one with the spirits who surround them. It is a wonderful holiday.
Day of the Dead is an open celebration. Race, ethnicity, language and nationality don’t matter… Maybe religion does matter a bit, since this is linked to the catholic religious aspect of our culture. But if there isn’t anything in your faith or lack thereof that forbids you from joining then jump in, it’s okay.