Today is the last day of the Day of the Dead, traditionally celebrated in Mexico from October 31 to November 2 each year.
The celebrations, which were canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, were reorganized this year. But, florists reported that flower sales this year were lower than before the pandemic.
In Mexico City, many people left flowers and photographs of their deceased relatives at the altar dedicated to those who lost their lives due to the pandemic. According to official figures, as of November 2, 2021, the number of people who died in Mexico due to coronavirus is over 288,000.
What is the Day of the Dead?
In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is not in a mood of mourning, as death is treated as a natural part of life. Remembrances held at the graveside can sometimes be like a picnic with music. It is one of the most characteristic features of the Day of the Dead that people paint their faces like skulls and decorate graves of their relatives with flowers and candies.
The Day of the Dead was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2008.