Have a look to this interesting and emotive mexican tradition!
Originally posted on Excellence Resorts Blog:
To the indigenous peoples of Mexico, as in many other ancient cultures, death was considered the passage to a new life and so the deceased were buried with many of their personal objects, which they would need in the hereafter.
When the Spanish came to America, brought their own Day of the Dead celebrations Christian and European, where the dead are remembered on All Saints Day. The conversion of the natives of the New World, led to a syncretism that blended European and Hispanic traditions, matching the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls with Mesoamerican similar festival, creating the current Day of the Dead.
El Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a very special ritual, since it is the day in which the living remember their departed relatives. Sometimes, when people of other cultures hear for the first time about the celebration…
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