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    Day of the Dead: An A to Z

    Day of the Dead: An A to Z

    Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of Mexico’s most important celebrations, starting on the night of October 31st and ending on Nov 2nd. The celebrations can be varied throughout Mexico, so we’ve produced this Casita Bonita A to Z guide to help make things a bit clearer. The Altar – Many Mexicans make altars or ofrendas (“offerings”) in their homes to honour loved ones who have passed. The altar normally has…

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    Day Of The Dead - La Catrina (who is the skeleton woman)

    Day Of The Dead - La Catrina (who is the skeleton woman)
    Today I will speak of one of the most important of these symbols: the CATRINA. The Catrina is an elegant lady —a fancy skull really—, all dressed up and with a fancy hat), who can be a sugar work of art, a doll, a cartoon figure, a real work of art. Or else, a lady dressed as such that decides to become this lovely/dreadful character and walk around parks, traditional sites, private events or even restaurants where people ask them for a selfie.

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    Day Of The Dead - what is it really about?

    Day Of The Dead - what is it really about?
    Today, the subject will be a tradition many people in the world have heard about or have experienced somehow (even James Bond was here to show in one of his movies this event, although rather modified for the screen!). I’m talking about the celebration of the DAY OF THE DEAD

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    Day of the Dead - how my family celebrate it

    Day of the Dead - how my family celebrate it

    Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico from 31 October to 2 November. It is a time for family and friends to gather together and pray for loved ones who have died. In the Yucatan region, where our family is from, it is firmly believed that the souls of our departed are given permission to come back every year to visit the living during Day of the Dead. Preparation We prepare…

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    It’s the ‘Year of Mexico in the UK’ – Here’s everything you need to know

    It’s the ‘Year of Mexico in the UK’ – Here’s everything you need to know

    Ok, so it’s nearly October and there are only three months left to celebrate, but 2015 is ‘The Year of Mexico in the UK’. Well, actually, it’s ‘The Year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico’, to give the initiative it’s full title. But what does that mean exactly? In short, the UK and Mexican governments have teamed to promote trade and cultural links between the two countries. The whole thing is…

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