Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a unique event. Once a year Mexicans welcome spirits of their lost loved ones back to the earth for a day.
The most impressive part of this tradition is a parade with hundreds of people dressed in skull masks.
Scroll down to see the photo story of what’s it’s like to experience Day of the Dead parade in Mexico!
Everything starts with a preparation for the Day of the Dead parade….
The Day of the Dead decorations
Time to go to The Day of the Dead parade
The Day of the Dead Parade STARTS!!!
Awesome, isn’t it?
Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a colourful and festive occasion that honours deceased family members and celebrates their lives. Already historically since the Aztecs times mourning of the dead was considered disrespectful. Death was the next phase of life’s long continuum and deceased ones were kept alive in everyone’s memories. Then once a year these souls returns to earth for a day to visit their families.
This believe is still alive in Mexico nowadays. Therefore each year from November 1st to November 2nd the celebration takes place all over the country, to welcome spirits of deceased loved ones back to earth. A day before Dia de los Muertos, October 31 is a preparation for the upcoming celebration and also a Halloween celebration. Halloween is not the same thing as The Day of the Dead though. Read more about it here.
Also if you plan to join the Day of the Dead celebration, here’s a quick&easy skull mask tutorial to try it yourself. It’s awesome for Halloween as well!