Unlike what many of you may be thinking, we’re not going to talk about Halloween. Nothing like that. We’ll talk about a Latin American tradition that thousands of people from all over the world visit every year. The Day of the Dead. Celebrated on November 1 and 2, this holiday is far from resembling the traditional idea we have of terrifying and spooky nights. We are before a spectacle of light and color. Of magic. This tradition is based in Latin America, especially in Mexico. In this country it is one more day than indicated in the calendar, an unavoidable appointment that renders cult to the duality of life.
Death has been in all cultures, an event that invites reflection, ceremonies and the search for answers. A part of life that causes fear, admiration and uncertainty. Pre-Hispanic cultures shared the belief that the human being is composed of an immortal entity. Once the person dies, it continues its journey to reach the world of the dead. As we tell you, death in this case moves away from the tremendous idea of Western cultures. The Day of the Dead is an authentic celebration, a festival that brings together traditions from different peoples in the form of art.
In addition, at this time, Latin American families often come together in full to pay tribute to their deceased ancestors. Although this holiday is becoming more and more well known, there are many details that we don’t know and that, without a doubt, are truly surprising. It’s worth introducing yourself to this culture, even if it’s just for a moment. Shall we travel to the Day of the Dead?