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Day of the Dead

  • Xochimilco, Mexico City Mexico (map)
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The Day of the Dead celebrates those who have passed in a vibrant display of culture and costume.

The Day of the Dead is a special ceremony that is celebrated in Mexico, as well as Catholic regions. Derived from the practice of indigenous Mexican people, this day remembers those who have passed before us. Families and friends gather, reminiscing their beloved ones, honouring the return of deceased relatives with traditional foods and grave sweeping. Colourful, carefully adorned sugar skulls are crafted intensively by artisans - these symbolic treats stood for a perished soul and bore the name in honour of the spirit that was to return.

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Why should you go?

The Day of the Dead, or “Dia de los Muertos” is not simply a holiday but a cultural celebration that parades wonderful food, art, and music, bringing together the young, the old, and families to celebrate and commemorate those who have deceased. Countless celebrations take the streets of Mexico, each area honouring their own customs - there are plenty of locations to experience this magnificent day. From vibrant village markets, to night time parades and concerts, the Day of the Dead is a must see experience no matter if you are cultural junkie, foodie, or history lover - anybody can feel a part of this marvellous celebration.

 

 

Earlier Event: 9 October
Takayama Festival
Later Event: 6 November
Diwali