What are some of the most popular proverbs or sayings about the Day of the Dead?

These are a few Day of the Dead proverbs that are full of wisdom and humor.


Hay más tiempo que vida

There is more time than life.

Hierba mala nunca muere.

Bad weed never dies.

Se me subió el muerto.

The deceased got on me! Which means: “It really scared me!”

Ya ni en la paz de los sepulcros creo.

I don’t even believe in the peace of the tombs anymore. “I don’t trust anyone”

Te asustas del muerto y te cobijas con la mortaja.

You’re afraid of the defunct but use his shroud to cover yourself! It is used when someone is criticizing another one, but at the same time he takes advantage of him.

A mí la muerte me pela los dientes.

Death peels my teeth! Which means “Death can’t do anything to me!”

Quien con la esperanza vive, alegre muere.

He who lives with hope dies happy.