2.11.09

Halloween In Mexico



The moon is full tonight and Mexico is celebrating the day of the dead. A parade will take place tonight where friends and family head to the cemetary to leave little gifts for the deceased, gifts made of sugar, as it is expected that tonight the souls come down for a feast. While this is loosely tied to the Catholic All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on November 1 and 2 respectively, the celebration can actually be traced back thousands of years to an Aztec tradition.



Posted from Querentaro, Mexico

3 comments:

Expats Again said...

Thank you for this. Such lovely photos and informative explanation of the Day of the Dead. I wasn't aware that it was celebrated so close to Halloween...

Expat Traveler said...

Wow - you sure do get around! Yes I've heard all about it since my brother in law's arrival (He lived down there for many years.). We spoke about it on Halloween.. Very interesting! Great photos too!

aimee said...

am i the only one who is a little frightened by these pictures??

hope you're having a great time!