If there were only one holiday in the Mexican calendar to remember, it would be this one! The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout the country and Mexico City is no exception to the rule. The festivities honour the dead with total joy. Colourful, decorated altars sport sugar skulls and los muertos bread loaves are everywhere. Families share picnics on graves covered with candles. Songs, dances, and fireworks are also part of the brightly coloured holiday. To share these moments of jubilation, which reveal the uncomplicated relationship Mexicans have with death, go to Mixquic on the outskirts of Mexico City. This is where the Festival of the Dead is at its most picturesque.
From 31 October to 2 November 2016