Last updateFri, 03 Dec 2021 2pm


rectangle placeholder

Mexico, startlingly, has both made a cult of death and has extracted grimness from it

“Here in Mexico, there is a great facility in dying”

—Xavier Villaurrutia

Tuesday, November 2, throughout the republic, Mexican citizens will join together to pay their startling, inimitable, carnival-like, mocking homage to the spirit of their dead during the nation’s traditional dia del difunto. The aura of this day, which North Americans by traditional reflex would assume to be solemn, is instead that of a lively, almost-rollicking holiday. Known to the rest of the Christian world as All Souls’ Day, November 2 here is succinctly and nakedly called Day of the Dead.

Please login or subscribe to view the complete article.

No Comments Available