Travel to Mexico for the Day of the Dead

If you have entered to read this article, you are interested in the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico, one of the most powerful tourist attractions in this region of North America and that, over the last few years, each time more popular in the world. If you do not know what this party is about, you are in time to organize your transatlantic trip to get there on November 2, which is the day of the great celebration. In addition, each of the states that make up this country have their own differentiated traditions, a magnificent cultural range to be impregnated with all the aromas that Mexico offers.

What you will find in common among all the regions of the country of tequila are the Catrinas, the Mariachis and the delicious Pan de Muerto.

Las Catrinas

Originally called La Calavera Garbancera, La Catrina is a figure created by José Guadalupe Posada and baptized by the famous muralist Diego Rivera. To this day, being a popular invention, this symbolic Mexican element has already surpassed the limits of engravings and paintings to become a basic part of the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Implicit in them is already much of what the position means in the face of the death of Mexicans and Mexicans, having forged strongly in the imaginary of all citizens. In short, it has become part of the crafts that highlights the formal and spiritual wealth of the country, as well as symbolizing, respecting and defending the miscegenation.

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Los mariachis

Mariachi is a traditional genre of Mexico. By extension, mariachis are also known to musicians dedicated to this genre, who are often also named mariacheros, and to musical ensembles in their expressions known as traditional mariachi and modern mariachi. The mariachi has these two recognizable manifestations: the so-called traditional one, which preserves the typical peasant attire and its instrumentation; and the modern, based on the first, but which was substantially modified from the thirties until it became a manifestation of its own.

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El Pan de Muerto

The bread consists of a sphere that represents a skull and four forms that represent bones. Mystically and in history, this form symbolized the four directions of the universe. In addition, it is usually accompanied by an obituary in memory of a loved one.