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The subject of this article or section is part of the Day of the Dead, a seasonal event that lasts two days. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

NeutralThe Grateful Dead
Start Cheerful Spirits
End Cheerful Spirits
Level 1-60
Category Day of the Dead
Experience Up to 22,050 (13g 23s at max level)
Rewards  [Macabre Marionette]

The Grateful Dead is the one and only quest involved with the world event Day of the Dead. It involves cooking (or being lazy and buying) some  [Bread of the Dead] and offering it to a cheerful spirit in a capital city's graveyard.

Quest givers

The following quest givers offer this quest:

Alliance Horde Neutral


Acquire some  [Bread of the Dead] and give it to the Cheerful Spirit in <zone>'s graveyard. Use an  [Orange Marigold] to see the otherwise invisible spirit.


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!

Might I trouble you for some more of that delicious Bread of the Dead? I'd be most grateful...

Chapman there sells the recipe, I think.


You will receive:  [Macabre Marionette]


You don't have any Bread of the Dead, do you?


Ah, more delicious Bread of the Dead, thank you!

Please, take this in return... a little something fun for the holiday.


Players gain experience based on their level (scaling to 22,050 XP/13g 23s at level 80)


Patches and hotfixes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-11-01): A hotfix has been applied which will prevent various Day of the Dead items from disappearing while changing zones or retrieving items from the mail.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2a (2009-09-25): Added.

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