Mexico’s Day of the Dead puts Halloween to shame. Known there as Dia de los Muertos, the two-day celebration (Nov. 1-2) is an explosion of color, flavor and ritual that pays tribute to those who are no longer with us. Food is an integral part of this homage — rich chocolate mole sauce, sweet pastries, ornately decorated sugar skulls. The holiday thrives here in the District, so adventurous foodies needn’t pony up for a plane ticket to enjoy it. Click here to read the full story on the Express website.