Dia de los Muertos – festival of the dead in Mexico
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Dia de los Muertos – festival of the dead in Mexico

When coming to Western countries and America at the end of October, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the bustling atmosphere of one of the world’s largest costume festivals – Halloween.

Dia de los Muertos is a unique and major Mexican festival.

More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish came to Mexico and turned it into a colony, they were surprised to see indigenous people performing a spooky ritual with strange skulls.

On holidays, people often wear masks with images of devils or human skulls, organize parties, eat and drink, and consider this an opportunity to reunite.

Dia de los Muertos - festival of the dead in Mexico

On this day, in rural areas of Mexico, people will go to their loved ones’ graves to decorate.

In rural areas, people will visit cemeteries – where their relatives are buried.

In the United States and urban areas of Mexico, people will set up prayer altars in their homes, display beautifully decorated sugar skulls, and make delicious dishes to treat the dead.

Dia de los Muertos - festival of the dead in Mexico

During these days, people often wear skull masks or makeup with the face of a dead person and the body in the shape of a skeleton.

Explaining the image of skulls appearing heavily during the festival, Mexicans said it symbolizes death and rebirth.

Previously, Día de os Muertos was held in the summer, but then the Spanish moved the festival to November 2 to match the day for souls in Catholicism.

According to indigenous beliefs, on the night of October 31, the door connecting the two worlds will be opened, the children’s souls will return to meet their families on November 1, and November 2 is the time for those who

Today, the Festival of the Dead is widely celebrated in Mexico, Central American countries, and some places in the United States.

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Mexico is a beautiful country located in North America, next to the US, Guatemala, and Belize.

Mexico currently has hundreds of airports with many modern international and domestic airports.

Road to Mexico:

From Vietnam: 2 international airports, Noi Bai (Hanoi) and Tan Son Nhat (HCMC), serve the route between Vietnam – Mexico with many flight time frames for you to easily choose.

From the US: Every day there are hundreds of flights connecting Mexico with large and small cities in the US, so visitors can easily travel by air to Mexico.

From Europe: Many commercial airlines connect directly from Europe to Mexico at major tourist centers such as Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid… Flight time from these cities to Mexico is usually about 11 hours.

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