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DAY OF THE DEAD

The Day of the Dead is a pre-hispanic celebration to honor the dead each Nov. 2. It is largely celebrated along Latin America but it is in Mexico where it reaches its peak of participation and beauty. Cemeteries are decorated with the Cempasuchil flower (known in other regions of Latin America as marigold), and they get packed with visitors,

Mariachis and Nortenos music bands. Relatives bring the food the dead persona loved the most and accompany its tomb all night long. Mexico´s day of the Dead celebration has been declared as Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

This tradition is also largely celebrated in the Andean region, brining ‘tanta wawa’ or dead’s bread to their dead relatives’ tombs, and also music, prayers, dances and beer or eau-de-vie.
 

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