After our trip to Mexico in May with Booking Hello and Catalonia Hotels & Resorts (see here to follow the #HelloExperience), I quickly fell in love with the culture and the country. It’s one of the reasons why we are so looking forward to another trip with HELLO in November that you’ll have to follow along with us on! Speaking of Mexico, Día de los Muertos is right around the corner and I wanted to tell you all about this incredibly beautiful holiday that will be taking place on November 1.
For those of you who follow along with us on social media, you’ll have seen that we recently received a very special gift from the tourism board of Mexico. This weekend, I will reveal the Day of The Dead skull that I designed to help celebrate this holiday with our Mexican friends.
But what exactly is El Día de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of The Dead?
“Every year, from October 30 to November 2, shrines dedicated to those who have passed on are constructed in many Mexican households. These altars are often decorated with coloured paper garlands and the deceased’s favourite food and drink, then visited by relatives and friends en masse. Offerings placed on the altars represent the four main elements of nature: Earth, Wind, Water & Fire. …
Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead) is a traditional bread that is baked and enjoyed leading up to the Day of The Dead festivities. It is often among the items found on altars honouring the dead.”
The holiday is most known for the beautiful skulls and elaborate costumes. I smiled when I saw the following image shared by a good friend of ours in Mexico enjoying some Pan de Muertos at Starbucks. Starbucks! I mean, if that isn’t the combination of several things I love all at once, I don’t know what is!
(photo by Pepe Yañez)
As the festival closes, huge celebrations take place with music, food and prayers in a mystical feast of the senses. I have always wanted to travel to Mexico to experience it first hand with Julio and know that when we get the chance to, we should visit cities such as Aguascalientes, Campeche & Textepec.
For more information on El Día de los Muertos & travel options to Mexico, make sure to head to www.visitmexico.com
If you love social media as much as we do, make sure to follow @ on Twitter & @Descubremimexico on Instagram. Use and follow the #ViveloParaCreerlo #LiveItToBelieveIt hashtags to join in on the Day of The Dead celebrations taking place around the world. Stay tuned as I reveal my Day of The Dead skull this weekend while we plan our next trip to Mexico!
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Photos: www.visitmexico.com, Pepe Yanez, Daniel Desforges