Paseo de los Muertos

Paseo de los Muertos by Alexander Henry Fabrics. Paseo de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to the indigenous cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors have been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 3,000 years. In the pre-Hispanic era, skulls were commonly kept as trophies and displayed during the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth.