Mexico celebrates Dia de Los Muertos in many ways. On your holiday to Mexico
over the Day of the Dead, you may be lucky enough to see some of the exquisite celebrations and traditions.
Marigold flowers line the streets, offering beautiful golden pathways for the departed to make their way into the land of the living. The bursts of colour are stunning, transforming the streets into luminous yellow walkways.
If you have the chance to visit a cemetery, you may notice the abundance of offerings left on the headstones. These are generally items the departed would have enjoyed while they were living. Whether it’s their favourite food or delectable beverage, it’s wonderful to see families congregating to celebrate the lives lost, bringing their spirits back with their beloved favourites.
Traditionally, the people of Mexico build altars, known as ofrendas, in their homes. Here, the deceased's picture is placed alongside candles, marigolds, and offerings.
Urban areas have more of a party feel with street parades, costumes, music, and dancing. You can get in on the action by dressing up or donning some of the traditional face paint, representing a skull. It is here you will see the most intricately designed masks and skulls, with bursts of vivid colours that the Day of the Dead is known for.
The important thing to remember about the celebration is that everything is done as a sign of respect to remember the departed. The Day of the Dead is stooped in tradition and is one of the most culturally significant holidays in Mexico.