Dead because in my country no one does. 2 is when the adult souls arrive. On Day of the Dead, the focus isn't on impersonal threatening spooks, it's on celebrating with one's familyalive and deadand remembering those who are no longer alive. Rather than assuming that as a scholar I have a moral or intellectual right to make a single-handed determination, I would pose the question to Mexican traditional practitioners. But after a few years, we stopped.
How do you celebrate the dead? We decorated an altar with bright colors, candles, pictures, and a lot of food. The Spanish Imposition, in the early 1500s, Spanish conquistadors, led by Hernando Cortéz, conquered the, aztec Empire, taking over the area we now know. First those who died in infancy come home, then the older children, and finally those who died once they'd reached adulthood. Our tradition started a long time ago. They, after all, are the owners and ultimate authorities of that tradition. People also go to the graves of the dead, light candles and pray on their tombs.