What is Day Of The Dead? When is the colourful festival?
Day of the Dead celebrations will soon kick off in Mexico, with millions of revellers taking to the streets to honour their lost loved ones. People often construct their own private altars, where they honour the dead with a number of different gifts. Sugar skulls and marigolds are among the offerings given up, as well as the favourite food and drinks of the departed. As the years have gone by, the designs have become even more intricate and extravagant. Last year, the first ever Day of the Dead parade took place in Mexico’s capital and it’s believed that this addition to the celebration was inspired by a scene from the James Bond film, Spectre. The colourful festival is just around the corner and will take place from Tuesday October 31 and will continue throughout November 1 and 2.
What costume ideas are there for Day Of The Dead?
It is customary for women on Day of the Dead to wear long, floral Mexican dresses during the event. Meanwhile Mexican men often wear fine, smart clothing on Dia de los Muertos. Men will often wear black hats, meanwhile women will opt for floral headpieces.