Mexico Culture: Celebrating The Day of the Dead

Things are getting spooky this week at Now Resorts & Spas! In North America, we celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31 with trick-or-treating, jack-o-lantern carving and festive costumes. In Mexico, the Day of the Dead, or “Día de Muertos” is celebrated.

This longstanding tradition dates back to ancient Aztec celebrations, and is honored today throughout the Spanish-speaking world, including places like Brazil and Spain. In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is a time for families to reflect on the passing of their loved ones and celebrate their life.

Parades, favorite food and beverages of the deceased and sugar candies are used to commemorate the life of the deceased and bond with current family members. At our resorts, we provide our guests with traditional food, colorful decorations and savory treats in honor of the holiday.

Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico

Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico