What is el Día de los Muertos? (See textbook information)
Día de los Muertos is translated "Day of the Dead." It is a Latin American holiday that honors the dead. Friends and family gather together to celebrate the life and passing of their loved ones. They make special meals, breads, and sweets, decorate with marigold flowers and skeletons, and have parades and church services to commemorate the yearly event.

When is el Día de los Muertos?
Día de los Muertos is November 1-2. It coincides with the Roman Catholic holiday of the Day of the Saints.

This holiday has many facets. On one hand, it is a very somber tradition, reflecting on death. On the other hand, it is a celebration with events and entertainment. See some of the resources below for more information:

On the serious side...

In Ecuador, "Día de Difuntos"

Interviews in Ecuador cementerio

Recipe for Colada Morada

Recipe for Guaguas de Pan

Day of the Dead Food http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/articles/dead-food.html
Origins of Halloween and Day of the Dead