The People's Guide to Mexico: Day of the Dead
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Description: Examines the differences between Halloween and the Day of the Dead, and explores the customs related to the traditional Mexican holiday.
The People's Guide to Mexico: Day of the Dead The Best of Mexico: Favorite Places "What is the difference between Halloween and the Day of the Dead? Halloween is based on a medieval European concept of death, and is populated by demons, witches (usually women) and other images of terror -- all of them negative. The Day of the Dead, in contrast, is distinctly different, It is a uniquely Indo-Hispanic custom that demonstrates strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors; celebrates the continuance of life, family relationships, community solidarity and even finds humor after death -- all positive concepts!
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