A Fun Way to Remember: Day of the Dead

a1b.jpgOriginally called “Dia de los Muertos”, Day of the Dead Festival is celebrated at the last day of October and first two days of November. This year, the festival will be held during 31 October-1-2 November and it will be celebrated through the world, especially by Mexicans. Friends and family gather to celebrate loved ones who have passed on, through elaborate traditions of food, art, colors, and culture.
dsc02103It’s a three-day festival celebrating the reunion of relatives with their lovely departed. You can see colourful costumes, loads of food and drink, skeletons on suites, parties in cemeteries, skull-shaped candies and mariachi bands performing next to graves. This beautiful, moving spectacle will decrease your fear of crossing over, because – unlike Halloween’s witches and all-round terror – the Day of the Dead smashes the taboos surrounding death, celebrating the continuation of life and the value of interdimensional communion.
4Celebrations are held by cultural Mexicans throughout the world, but a few of the bigger celebrations take place in Mexico City and Los Angeles. Dia de los Muertos, or “The Day of the Dead,” celebrates All Saint’s Day, which remembers all those who have passed before us. A colorful display of costume and culture, Dia de los Muertos is a day you don’t want to miss.
1Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. The day is also celebrated in United States, Brazil, European (ex: Spain), Asian and African cultures.
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