Some of the best times to travel are during the holidays, but when we think “holidays”, we tend to focus on our own winter holidays. While we know different cultures celebrate different holidays, we would get so much out of traveling if we experience those foreign holidays first hand. Since our Halloween is coming up, let’s talk Day of the Dead in Mexico!
The history dates back to the Aztecs! Day of the Dead takes place on October 31st through November 2nd as a day of remembering family and friends who have died.
To this day, people come together to celebrate the lives they’ve lost. In many parts of Mexico, family and friends hold a big cookout and choose the lost souls’ favorite dishes as part of the remembrance. You’ll be intrigued by their sugar skulls and marigolds that they leave at the private alters they create.
Traveling is therapeutic, and by experiencing how others celebrate their losses, you may even gain a different perspective on life and death.
Mexico is a beautiful and vibrant country to travel through regardless of the time of year and because it is in close proximity to the US, you’ll be sure to find some great travel deals with us!
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Writer and Blogger Brittany Lucero studied both PR and Fine Art and graduated with honors at Reinhardt university. Upon completion of her certifications, and after saving funds earned from nanny and restaurant jobs, she took two months to travel Europe alone. Since then, Brittany has made her way to several countries, including Thailand, Iceland, Japan, and recently, Ireland. Through her experiences traveling, she discovered another passion of hers: whiskey-making. From the Bourbon Trail to Japan, she's explored this subject, and currently wears many hats in her role at a local, organic distillery in Chicago while still finding time to travel- of course.