Día de Muertos

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, November 02, 2018, 15:56 (82 days ago) @ OlsenMN

Today is not Mexican Halloween. It's a very solemn, somber and emotional day for Mexicans con buena educación (nothing to do with school). Yes, you'll see some folks copying estadounidense commercialism for the same reasons as estadounidenses: they're raised on it or have a vested interest. But for the great majority of people around the country this is not an excuse to wear costumes, buy crap you don't need or drink alcohol or party. It's a day to HONOR our dear departed. Those you feel love and a kindred spirit for.

Surprised in not a good way to see for the first time Snowbirds posting pictures inside the cemetery. The Patzcuarization of Dia de Muertos where they do tours to the cemetery.

While folks are certainly welcome to visit the panteón during Día de Muertos, I do hope visitors remember to be respectful and remember we are not on exhibit like some poor zoo animals.

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