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    Day of the Dead

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    Day of the Dead

    The Day of the Dead is a pre-hispanic ritual that has been celebrated for over 3 thousand years. Celebrated on November 1st and 2nd in Mexico, it coincides with the Catholic celebrations of All Saint’s Day and All Souls Day. UNESCO declared this festivity a Cultural World Heritage in November 2003

    Better known as Día de los Muertos in Mexico, this holiday is celebrated throughout the country and focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

    Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

    Mary Carmen López

    Más de 10 años de trayectoria en la idustria hotelera, Lic. en Administración Hotelera y Turística, con especializaciones en Mercadotecnia y Ventas. Se ha desarrollado profesionalmente en diversos hoteles en México y en el extranjero enfocándose en los últimos años en la hotelería boutique. Apasionada por el turismo en México busca en cada viaje conocer lo más destacado a nivel cultural, gastronómico e histórico de cada destino.