For the past month, we've been highlighting some of our locations nearby global attractions which we think are worth visiting in a lifetime. Our final "Bucket List" recommendation is a festival that would be an incredible thing to experience during Mexico study abroad: the Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los muertos".
This holiday has Aztec roots and was originally dedicated to a goddess named Mictecacihuatl. Celebrants will traditionally visit the graves of the deceased and construct altars of flowers, food and drink out of respect for them. Loved ones who have passed on are remembered fondly and offerings ("ofertas") are displayed throughout gravesites and homes. Towns are aflurry with beautiful shrines adorned with sugar skulls, marigolds, and more. As it is a day of celebration, parades are often held.
This blog series was inspired by an 'Organizing an Event's" article entitled "10 Events to Attend Before You Die.",