Arte-Factual: Mexican Sugar Skulls

The Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is a multi-day festival in which Mexican families honour and remember their dead, celebrating their lives, building colourful altars for them, and welcoming their spirits back to Earth for an all-too-brief but deeply cherished reunion with their loved ones.  Preparations normally begin in October and culminate in two days of commemoration and celebration: November 1st, when the souls of deceased infants and children returned to the land of the living, and November 2nd, when they were joined by the adults. Early on in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and Jonah Maiava take gamers on a stroll through the plazas and cemeteries of Cozumel, Mexico, where the Day of the Dead celebrations are in full swing. Although this folk festival coincides with the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days of the Catholic calendar, its origins can be traced back to the Aztecs and other pre-Hispanic cultures of the region. In fact, the Day of the Dead celebrations as we know them today are the result of centuries of cultural syncretism – combining indigenous traditions with Catholic beliefs – and are constantly evolving. The lively Mexico City Day of the Day […]

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