Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos
- 1. 11. 2016
- 14.00 - 19.00
A celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday: a celebration of death, which is just another kind of life. An afternoon full of colours for children and their parents.
Motus Prague, in cooperation with Cristina Maldonado, brings a bit of Mexico to the Czech lands this year for the tenth time! Against the romantic background of Stromovka park children and their parents can learn these traditional practices, participate in a parade of lanterns, hear real live Mexican music, see performances for kids, installations made of food and join various workshops!
Dia de los Muertos is a traditional celebration which take place every year all over Mexico. It’s a very important holiday in which pre-Hispanic culture meets the Catholic church, and a very emotional time, though these emotions need not be negative. The sadness we feel thinking of the loss of loved ones can blend with celebration, because death as the Mexicans see it is not a definitive end to life, but just another kind of life. The celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead is split into two parts, the first is All Saint’s Day, which is celebrated on the 1st of November, the second is the Day of the Faithful Dead on the 2nd of November.