The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday. During October 31 and November 2 each year, it is believed that the border between the spirit world and the real world dissolves and the souls of the dead awaken and return to the living world to feast, drink, dance and play music with their loved ones. The most prominent symbols related to the Day of the Dead are skeletons and skulls. The holiday is a blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture. Our Day of the Dead Cat honors this holiday. He is 4.5 inches high and comes to you nestled in acid-free tissue in our signature gift box.