While the rest of the UK concentrates on Halloween, at Caoba Towers we usually mark October 31st/ November 1st with Mexico’s traditional celebration of lives that have lived*. The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos) is a party where the whole family joins in, including those that have passed away. Favourite foods, drink and gifts are laid out in brightly decorated shrines to loved ones, to entice them to come, join in the party.
Some Day of the Dead celebrations are bigger than others… The opening sequence for James Bond’s latest movie SPECTRE is set in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead. And some remarkable props from this spectacular will be on display at the British Museum for the whole of November.
*This year we’ll be doing both!