Traditional holidays in Mexico have a variety of symbolism and importance, with many being routed in cultural celebrations and others in important religious events.
With tourism to Mexico traditionally revolving around taking part in some of these national holidays and celebrations, there is an increase in calls to friends and family so they can take part from far and away too. These include:
Dia de los Muertos – 1st and 2nd November
Famed the world over as the Day of the Dead, this holiday takes place on the 1st and 2nd of November. The first day honours all saints and children who have died, with the later event commemorating the souls of people who died in adulthood, and during this time the souls of the dead are welcomed with a variety of offerings such as food, flowers and candy.
Carnaval – 12th – 17th February
Taking place the weekend before Lent, Carnaval is famed as a way for people to let their hair down and go a bit wild prior to the solemn religious event. With a plethora of parades, floats, and dancing, Carnaval kicks off with the Quema del Mal Humor which involves the burning of an effigy of an unpopular figure to symbolise that the public can leave behind everyday worries and concerns.
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