The 1st and 2nd of November are days dedicated to honoring those who passed away; a tradition that dates back to pre-Columbian times and is still practiced today. This ritual is accompanied by flowers, each of which carries a special meaning. These flowers end up being something very representative as they symbolize an offering that is placed on the altars, in clear honor of a family member or close person who has passed away.
The celebration of the Day of the Dead has been considered an Intangible Heritage of Humanity since 2008. It's part of one of the Mexican festivities and with great importance but celebrated with less intensity in other countries of the American continent, which teaches us to commemorate the passage from life to death. This season, go to Michoacán, Puebla, Oaxaca and Mexico City, and enjoy - between candles and cempasúchil flowers - the traditions that identify the festivities of the faithful departed.
The History On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo called the town of Dolores to take up arms against the viceroyalty of New Spain. Every year, the entire country becomes the biggest celebration in the world to commemorate the anniversary of Mexico's Independence. Also, the official date on which the anniversary of the Independence of Mexico is commemorated is September 16th, however; "El Grito" of Independence is given on the night of the 15th, right before midnight. All of Mexico is colored in green, white, and red during this time. It’s a grand celebration that is illuminated by trumpets, noisemakers, and ornaments...
Oaxaca's picturesque town is known for its talented artisans who create one of the most distinguished regional costumes. This textile is characterized by fine multicolored embroidery called San Antonino, whose origin comes from the indigenous costume of the Ocotlán Valley woman.
With a population of 1.5 million people, Guadalajara is the second-largest city in Mexico and ranked the 8th best city to visit in Latin America. Tequila, mariachi, a rich history, and traditions make it a popular destination.This city is filled with elegance and always promises an amazing time.