Cultures all around the world have interesting traditions for different occasions, and there’s one in particular that I have always admired that originated in Mexico called Dia De Los Muertos - “Day of the Dead” which begins November 1 and ends November 2.

Western culture holds a dark and morbid outlook on death, and this tradition sheds a whole new light on a natural phase of our existence. Instead of death being a taboo and hushed topic, there’s an entire holiday around it that is a lively celebration of all who have passed, knowing that their spirits continue to live on. Instead of being afraid to mention a departed loved one’s name, they celebrate the fact that they lived by creating altars with colorful decorations, preparing delicious foods, and having parades, festivals and parties!

If you’re interested in learning more about this beautiful tradition, check out this article by National Geographic:












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