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Dia de Los Muertos

Mexicans give much importance to death and have their own version of Carnival, a celebration. “The fiesta is by nature sacred, literally or figuratively, and above all, it is the advent of the unusual. It all occurs in an enchanted world: time is transformed into a mythical past or a total present where everything takes place as if it were not so, as if it were a dream. Through a fiesta, society frees itself from the norms it has established. It ridicules its gods, its principles, and its laws: it denies its own self”. With this, Mexicans relate best to each other: “Thanks to the fiesta, the Mexican opens out, participates, communes with his fellows and with the values that give meaning to his religious or political existence.” -Octavio Paz

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