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Jimbankua in the Purhepecha Plateau shares its Passion for Life

Part Two
The prepared food for the celebration of the newly deceased in the Purhepecha Plateau in the State of Michoacan, is offered first to the deceased, so that they may take advantage of the vital flow of the food on the altar; the physical part is left for relatives and friends.

Jimbanqua in the P’urhepecha Plateau shares its Passion for Life

Part One
It is a pleasure to let oneself travel down the paths that open up before one’s gaze, especially those that lead to the villages that are found bordering Uruapan.

The clatter of enthusiastic skeletons in Mexico City

In the Mexican capital, death is intellectualized in museums and galleries, it dresses up for a night gala in five stars hotels, and yet easily maintains it's provincial air in humble neighborhoods.

An Anciente tradition of the Island of Janitzio

The Day of the Dead, also known as All Souls Day, is celebrated in México and in all of Latin America on November 2nd. In the larger cities, Catholics attend morning Mass and then gather at cemeteries to cover the tombs of their loved ones with flowers and prayers.

Mexico Celebrates Life

As in many Latin American countries, Mexico commemorates the Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day on November 2nd.

  • Day of the Dead in Mexico
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