Día de los Muertos - Guests from the
realm of the dead
The "Dia de los Muertos", the Day
of the Dead, is one
of the most
in the Mexican calendar. As in
deceased are commemorated
in Mexico on November 1st
and 2nd. Their
souls return to the families on this
day to visit and celebrate with
them. Lanterns are hung up, carpets of flowers point the
way to the richly decorated mortuary altar. Plenty of food
and drink, smokers
not be missing.
There is dancing, singing and laughing. There is a hustle and bustle on the streets.
This colorful and morbid festival is
not a mourning
event, but a colorful folk festival in
honor of the dead,
who return to their loved ones for a
brief moment every year.