Do you know what day of the dead in Mexico is?
In Tourmania Mexico we are honored to share with the world this endearing tradition. The day of the dead is one of the most important traditions in Mexico.
It has its origins since pre-Hispanic times. In Mexico, the day of the dead is a celebration, not a sad event. We celebrate because according to our tradition our loved ones who have passed away are allowed to return to our homes and meet us during this holiday.
Actually, the day of the dead in Mexico is not just one day. THERE ARE TWO. On November 1 we celebrate THE DAY OF ALL THE SAINTS, it is the day when children’s animations return home to visit their relatives. On November 2 we celebrate adults, it is the day on which loved ones who died in adulthood come to visit.
The tradition is a magnificent event that is celebrated throughout Mexico, it consists of preparing the house and family for the GREAT MEETING since October 28. An altar is mounted in the home and decorated with flowers of cempasuchil (traditional Mexican yellow flower for this event), seasonal fruit, confetti and personal items of the deceased. On October 30, food and drink dishes are placed that the dead liked in life. Drinks are also chosen according to what the deceased liked, beer, mezcal and of course always a glass of water.
Learn more and celebrate with us The Day of the Dead during your vacation in Mexico.
The best place to get to know more in depth and get into the tradition of Mexico’s Day of the dead in Mexico is Xcaret Park.