Last year around this time I spent a week in Mexico City. It was one of the best weeks of my life. It was one of those trips that you take, that just changes the way you look at life. It was an amazing week, with some amazing friends!
The week we were there coincided with the Mexican tradition – Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It has become more mainstream the last couple of years due in part to the animated film Coco, and the parade that was inspired by the James Bond movie Spectre, but it is an ancient tradition that dates back thousands of years, where family and friends gather and remember family and friends that have passed away.
Sometimes in our busy lives we don’t slow down enough to appreciate life, or to remember and honor loved ones we have lost. In much of Mexico, that is not the case. Experiencing this first hand is something I will always remember.
In honor of that, I wanted to share a few pictures. Admittedly, the parade that was started a few years ago has been controversial. Many believe that it has commercialized what is an ancient and intimate tradition. As an outsider looking in, I can’t pretend to have an opinion about that, but if you watch the parade while knowing a little bit about the tradition, you will find it enjoyable and educational. Hope you enjoy!