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or the Day of the Dead festivities, the people of Azeroth and Outland gather in the graveyards of every major city to cook, eat, drink, don costumes, and more in celebration of those they've lost. Because the spirit world draws closest to the world of the living during this eerie holiday, we decorate the graves of our dearly departed with flowers and candles and offerings to welcome them back, even if only for a short while.


Type: Memorial Holiday
Date: November 1-2
Locations: graveyards of all major cities (Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, The Exodar, Orgrimmar, The Undercity, Silvermoon City, Thunder Bluff, Shattrath City, and Dalaran City)

Dance with Catrina

What better way to celebrate the memories of those we've lost than through the ritualistic power of dance -- and all the better during the Day of the Dead holiday, when we're most among their ghostly presence? Dance and revel, and the inhabitants of the spirit world will dance and revel with you, and they will receive your gifts of food and drink and take with them on their eternal journeys the knowledge that they are loved. And, if you approach Catrina in the midst of this merriment, select her, and type /dance in honor of the fallen, you will be granted an achievement and a 12-hour buff, Honor the Dead, which will change your appearance to that of Catrina or Chapman, the graveyard vendor who also appears during this holiday.

The Grateful Dead

Purchase some Orange Marigold or a Bouquet of Orange Marigolds from Chapman and use them to see the otherwise invisible spirit in the graveyard.

It's good to visit with friends and family again, though I may have overdone it... I've already eaten everything they made for me, says the Cheerful Human Spirit. Might I trouble you for some of that delicious Bread of the Dead? I'd be most grateful. Chapman there sells the recipe, I think.

Acquire some Bread of the Dead and give it to the Cheerful Spirit.

Your reward is a Macabre Marionette, a sombrero-wearing, maraca-wielding skeleton companion pet. This pet can only be used during the Day of the Dead event; it cannot be learned and kept like other companion pets.

Day of the Dead Items

Candy Skull
Orange Marigold
Spirit Candle
Recipe: Bread of the Dead
Whimsical Skull Mask
Bouquet of Orange Marigolds



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