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Revel in Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Mexico’s home-grown parallel to Halloween brings an extra splash of colour and emotion as the nights grow longer. The event has shot up in global fame recently, and inspired last year’s Disney film Coco. Hotels around some of the most photogenic festivities book out months ahead, so pencil in a trip for autumn 2019 to give yourself a chance.

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WHAT IS IT? Every year, Mexicans pay tribute to departed loved ones with ofrendas (decorated memorial altars) and other festive rituals. The Aztecs and other indigenous peoples believed that the dead would briefly return around the end of the maize harvest, and that it was disrespectful to shed tears for them. When the Spanish colonised Mexico, these traditions mixed with Catholic practices.

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