Culture, North America

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is one of my favorite cultural events of the year,  which falls on October 31-November 2nd. Learn more about the wonderful Mexican tradition and holiday here.

Throughout the years, I have attended many Dia de los Muertos events in different cities, most recently the large scale one in Los Angeles at Hollywood Forever – but I long to visit Mexico City during this time in the near future (*If you happened to watch the recent Bond film ‘Spectre’ you would have caught some of the celebration in that magnificent City, and of course in the beloved “Coco“). The Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

 

Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles

Me with incredibly dressed guests at Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)