Day of the Dead around the world

Overseas Embassies of Mexico celebrated our heritage and traditions

Day of the Dead around the world
United States - upper left corner. Japan - upper right corner. Canada - lower left corner. Italy - lower right corner
English 03/11/2017 19:41 Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Mexico City Actualizada 14:42
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Mexico has diplomatic relations with 193 countries and it has a significant presence, with over 150 representations worldwide.

This season, amid paper cempásuchil flowers, papel picado, and candles, overseas Embassies of Mexico celebrated the Day of the Death (Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico on November 1 and 2).

In Canada, the Embassy of Mexico is holding an exhibition altar from November 1 to November 5 at the Ottawa Public Library. 
The altar this year is dedicated to the victims of the Mexico earthquakes.
On November 1, the Day of the Day Altar was inaugurated before diplomatic corps, scholars and the community and The Mexican Ambassador to China José Luis Bernal opened the exhibition “Las Calaveras de Posada.” The altar is dedicated to those affected by Mexico earthquakes.
In Ireland, the Mexican Embassy and the Instituto Cervantes (in Dublin) will hold an exhibition of the Altar, honoring this year the lives and works of writers Rafael Alberti, Juan Rulfo, and Patrick Kaanagh.

From November 1 to 5, the embassy will hold a celebration for the Day of the Dead to continue with the fundraising to support recovery and relief efforts for the devastating earthquakes in Mexico. 
The event will feature the Mexican Folkloric Ballet “Los Rancheros” of Susana Moraleda and Mariachi Romatitlan.
Photo: Taken from Embajada de Mexico en Italia Facebook account


In Japan, the Mexican embassy is having the 2nd edition of the Catrina Parade (2ndo Desfile de la Catrina) at Yoyogi Park where there will be a prayer for Mexico.

The José Guadalupe Posada Museum is supporting the Parade.

Mazda Motors is the sponsor; Mazda has production plants in Guanajuato, State of Mexico and the president, Mr. Seita Kanai is the honorary consul.

Yuriko Moriyama and her professional makeup team will be in charge of the makeup. 

Photo: Taken from La Catrina en Japon Facebook account

In the United States, the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC is holding a special event from October 28 to November 22.

Photo: Taken from @MexCultureDC

They have an art exhibition by Rosalía Torres-Weiner, a Mexican American artist and activist, founder of the Red Calaca Studio.

The Institute's altar this year is dedicated to the victims of the Mexico earthquakes.

Photo: Taken from @MexCultureDC


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