Day of the Dead World Event Guide

The Day of the Dead is a small holiday where people remember and honor their departed loved ones and companions. Graves and gravesites are ornamented with flowers and offerings for the spirits.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)Can you feel it?
The spirit world draws close during the Day of the Dead.
This is why we decorate the graves of our dearly departed with flowers and candles and offerings: To welcome them back, even if only for a time.
So come! Dance with me!
Let us cherish and honor those we have lost in their ghostly presence, so that they might eat and drink and smile and know that they are loved. – Catrina

 
Event Details

When: November 1-3
Where: Graveyards of all Capital Cities

Don’t wait for your invitation to arrive and /dance with Catrina to take the form of a skeleton and earn the achievement https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=3456/dead-mans-party.

A little https://www.wowhead.com/item=46691/bread-of-the-dead can go a long way to restoring your health, so make sure to purchase the recipe from Chapman, who can also be found in Dalaran in the Broken Isles. He’s got a few other goodies that you can purchase to make it a truly festive holiday, so be sure to speak to him to see his wares.

You could be a contender and earn the achievement - https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9426/to-the-afterlife - during this holiday by defeating a contender while wearing a contender’s outfit purchased during Day of the Dead.

 
During this 2-day holiday there will be a small number of collectibles to be earned, which we have highlighted below.

Battle Pets

Toys

You can purchase the following toys from https://www.wowhead.com/npc=34382 in any of the capital cities near the graveyard.

These costumes allow you to use one of 3 random combat abilities against other people who are wearing one too, and complete some achievements.

Achievements

Transmog

Recipes