As the calendar quickly motors through the month of October, many people shift their attention to the final day of the month. For Americans, this means focusing on Halloween, which brings forth ghosts, ghouls, witches, and candy. In Mexico, however, the end of the month brings forth a different holiday: Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
The Day of the Dead is right around the corner. This Mexican celebration takes place November 1st through the 2nd. During the Day of the Dead festivals in Mexico, families celebrate and welcome the deceased into their homes. They decorate alters and grave sites with food, flowers, alcohol, trinkets, and sugar skulls. These gifts are presented to the dead, because families believe that happy spirits will watch over them and bring them good fortune in the coming year. [Read more…]
Mexico is a diverse country indeed. While many different cultures have influenced the social fabric of Mexico, there are still certain traditions and customs that live on, even beyond the country’s boundaries. [Read more…]
Mexico’s national holidays are celebrations of their history and culture. [Read more…]