Day of the Dead in Mexico, one of the most important celebrations in the world.
The Day of the Dead is one of the main celebrations in Mexico, it is a tribute to the faithful departed.
The Day of the Dead is one of the main celebrations in Mexico, it is a tribute to the faithful departed
One of the most outstanding celebrations worldwide takes place in Mexico, and it is the celebration of the Day of the Dead, this festivity takes place on November 1 and 2 of each year.
The day of the dead has already established itself as a national symbol of Mexico, and in 2008 it was named Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of Mexico by UNESCO.
The Day of the Dead is a tribute that honors the dead, during the celebration the cemeteries open at night for families to set up altars and make offerings to their deceased.
They visit them with bouquets of cempasúchil, an intense orange flower that they strip off the leaves on the tombstones and scatter along the roads so that the dead know where to go.
They also bring food to their dead and share with them the dishes that they liked the most in life.
The celebration is undoubtedly spectacular, since the children dress up as catrinas and give each other skulls or poems with which they laugh at death and dance. Catrina parades, processions and horror festivals are held in various parts of the country.