Here is how the mexicans celebrate the day of dead!
The Day of the Dead is one of the most representative traditions of Mexican culture and unlike many other places in the world, in Mexico it is practically considered as a festivity.
This festival is native to thepre-Hispanic culture, and like many others was mixed to the European during the colonization, enriching rites and ceremonies that are still practicing today.
The celebration is on November 1 and 2, during which it is believed that the deceased return from the afterlife to live with their families. One day before the altar is prepared with one of his photos, and decorated with red flowers and skull dolls, thus giving a first impression of joy. The days of celebration are received with an offering, with the food and drink that the deceased liked best, as well as fruits and desserts of the season.
As part of the tradition, the loved ones are also visited in the cemeteries, which during these days practically “come to life”, since musicians are often hired to accompany the time during which the whole family eats near the grave.
And for the day of the dead inMexico, the typical dessert is obviously the delicious “Pan De Muerto”. There are several varieties, but the most authentic is round, with strips that simulate bones and covered with sugar.
The most iconic place in this tradition is undoubtedly the state of Michoacan, where it is possible to feel the importance of this cult throughout the year.
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