El Día de los Muertos


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There are so many great celebrations happening worldwide around this time of year. Let’s take a trip to Mexico and celebrate with them. Today and tomorrow in Mexico, as well as several other countries, is El Día de los Muertos (The day of the Dead). This is Mexico’s biggest celebration of the year, and for a very good reason.

The whole idea is to celebrate the dead. It should be encouragement to live life to the fullest! Families go all out to pay homage to their deceased loved ones. They actually build altars in their homes, schools, and many other places. The first day is dedicated to the angelitos (little angels). On the second day, the party continues for all the adults passed away. Of course, any traditionally Mexican celebration includes tequila.

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Some tequila is even set aside for the spirits when they come back from the dead- they love it that much

The kids and adults alike enjoy making calaveras, sugar skulls. Aztecs believed that the skull was a symbol of strength so they’re a big part of the festivities.

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To top it all off, people get dressed up and paint on skull faces to to make the bash that much better. Many families visit the alters of their loved ones to share funny stories that remind them of their good times they shared together.  Maybe more countries should take a page from their book…. that’s a great way to preserve the positive. Hope to make the next one!!!

P.S. If you see Leonardo DiCaprio, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, Sean “Diddy” Combs, or Miley Cyrus on Mexico this weekend, they’re probably there celebrating their November birthdays. FELIZ CUMPLEANOS to them all!!!

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