Death Festivals Around the World

Death Festivals Around the World

  Mexico isn’t the only country that sets a date with the dead. Around the world, different countries, cultures, and religions have unique relationships with their dead. And yet, there are plenty of festivals of the dead—which take place over the course of days, or...
The Day of the Dead and the Sugar Skull Tradition

The Day of the Dead and the Sugar Skull Tradition

  The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. This interesting holiday is a hybrid of the modern Catholic holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days and the ancient traditions of the indigenous people...