The Day of the Dead is one of the most deeply rooted Mexican traditions we have
The Day of the Dead is one of the most deeply rooted Mexican traditions we have. Does not discriminate age, geographic location or socioeconomic level. It is a celebration that we do in a similar way in the country, something similar to what Christmas can represent.
The Mexican peculiarity of seeing death with a solemn sense, but at the same time festive and jocular has gone around the world, becoming a party of great popularity internationally. Thousands of people from all over the world come to Mexico on November 1 and 2 to experience first hand the party of the dead and to learn about all the fascinating traditions around it.
HOW IS THE DAY OF THE DEAD IN MEXICO CELEBRATED?
Some of the most folkloric Mexican traditions are lived on this important date.
THE COLORFUL OFFERINGS
Let's start by mentioning the colorful offerings of Day of the Dead, whose purpose is to offer our deceased what they enjoyed so much in life so that those days come to enjoy it. We offer the offerings in our homes, schools and pantheons. We fill them with cempasúchil flowers, because their aromas guide the souls, and we decorate them with candles and shredded paper of all colors.
Another curious tradition we have at this time is to create "literary calaveritas". They are rhymed verses that satirize situations of popular characters or acquaintances among family or friends, using the theme of death with a humorous intention. They are very funny and even in the country competitions are held to reward the creativity and mischief of the compositions.
THE DELICIOUS BREAD OF DEATH
We must also mention the delicious bread of the dead that we eat these days. There are different styles, but the most popular is the round of anise, covered in white sugar, with strips that simulate bones.
And finally, the Catrina. This fascinating character was created by José Guadalupe Posada and has become one of the most iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead. It is common to see parades and contests of people dressed up and made up of Catrina.
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