Mexican Cemetery

Before moving to the USA I wasn’t even aware of Cinco de Mayo, never mind any ‘real’ traditions or customs of Mexico. After extensive research (Googling a few pages) I discovered that it isn’t really a Mexican day, it’s more of an American thing. Kind of like St. Patrick’s Day, not as big in Ireland as it is in the USA. Anyway I was lucky enough to visit Mexico for a short trip in the summer and one of the highlights (photographically wise) was the Mexican cemetery. After getting home and extensively researching (more Google) Mexican customs regarding Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead I found out how important a day this is to the families of the departed. It’s a day of celebration and honouring their dead.

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Descansa en paz – Rest in Peace.

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