Lately we hear more and more about Day of the Dead celebrations in the USA. Sugar skull makeup known in Mexico as “Catrina” has gained fame at costume parties. Mexico is known to laugh about and celebrate death, but do you actually know where this celebration comes from? In reality, its origin is pre-Hispanic. During these […]
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Hanal Pixan is the celebration of the Day of the Dead that originated from Mayan culture. The Mayans believed that death was simply another form of life. Hanal Pixan means “food of the souls” and is celebrated to remember friends and relatives that have passed onto to the afterlife. From October 31 to November 2 is […]
Every year on November 2nd Mexico celebrates el Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds.
Mexico’s Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, at first glance sounds the same as Halloween or All Hollows’ Eve in the United States, but in fact, they’re quite different – just as the two cultures who celebrate these holidays have fundamentally different views about death.
“The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death. (He) jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. It is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.” Octavio Paz If this quote demonstrates anything, it is that the Mexican culture has a unique and intimate relationship with death, a relationship not […]
Starting today (Oct. 30th) and until November 2nd, the eco park Xcaret in the Riviera Maya, is celebrating for the fourth consecutive year the “Festival de Vida y Muerte 2009” to commemorate one of the most important Mexican traditions, the Day of the Dead. The festival will offer to the visitors a whole weekend of […]