The day of the Dead: a colorful day!
El día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is one of the most important day in Mexico. It starts on October 31st and continues until November 2nd.
This is the opportunity for Mexicans to meet up with family and celebrate their deceased around the altars installed and decorated for this purpose. They meet in the cemeteries, wash the graves, decorate them and play music throughout the day. Far from the idea of a morbid and morose day but rather, on the contrary, a colorful day of celebration!
This year, this day is part of a very special context. Indeed, Mexico was hit by a terrible earthquake in September 2017, which resulted in several hundred dead and many injured. The three places of action of the mexican association were affected. One of their settlement, their car and some of the elderly houses accompanied by the association were destroyed.
Beyond the material losses, the people have been marked psychologically and the association allows them to speak about it.