Dia de los Muertos ...The Day of the Dead!|
It sounds as mysterious as it is, the celebration for when dead relatives, both young and old, are allowed to return to the mortal world for two days to visit loved ones. Spirits coming down and walking among the living, sampling earthly treats and joining in the festival ... it sounds like a merry version of our Halloween holiday.
But instead of scary goblins and blood curdling shrieks, the people in Mexico welcome the spirits of their families with the delicious smell of food in the air, tasty candies decorated like skulls, and lighted candles to guide them home again. Gravestones are decorated, and the whole family will gather in the graveyard to await and pay respects to those who have already passed on.
Day of the Dead - Oaxaca Comes Alive!
- The tradition is alive in well in southern Mexico. Learn how the holiday is celebrated in the southern state of Oaxaca, with photos from the area.
Holiday Guide: Dia de los Muertos
- Writer Marvin Perton shares the history and traditions of Dia de los Muertos, and where to find the best locations to participate or watch the real event.
The Day Of The Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico
- Join the Cabrera family in this educational tour, as they share with you the traditions and heritage of their ancestors in celebrating this holiday.
S&S Tours to Sonora
- Day of the Dead tour to Mexico's northernmost colonial city of Alamos, tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Other related resources on the Web
- Fun and informative site; by The Arizona Rupublic newspaper.
- Celebrating the Mexican Holiday; from the folks at Holidays.Net.
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