El Día De Los Muertos: Why el and not la?
I know that the holiday is called "El Día De Los Muertos," but why is it not la, because Día is feminine......right? Is it just one of those things where it is a word used with el?
By the way.....
Feliz Día De Los Muertos!
And much love to the lost ones...
Sorry to burst your bubble, but día is one of those exceptions where el is used instead of la : )
It depends on what rule you think that it is an exception to. It is an exception to the rule that most words ending in "a" are feminine. It is not one of those feminine nouns that uses the masculine, definite article to avoid pronunciation problems like el agua, el hacha, el águila, etc. if that is what you are referring to