Here I am, in Mexico city. Right after my Teddy Runway Magazine Official party in Paris I took flight together with my Abigail to Mexico city to celebrate Day of the Dead – that’s a special holiday in Mexico. It is an eventful and reflective time in Mexican culture. This is a very special time for families to remember and celebrate their loved ones who have passed away. It is believed that the gates of heaven open October 31, “All Saints Day”, so deceased children, called “angelitos”, can reunite with their families. Then, Day of the Dead, November 1, “All Saints Day”, is when spirits of adults come down to join the celebrations. November 2 is “All Souls Day”, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations.
What a spectacular parade! And guess what? I was part of it. It was awesome!