Day of the Dead

Intangeable Cultural Heritage in Mexico


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Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage is important for cultures to have their differences and keep their heritage alive. Intangible cultural heritage helps intercultural dialogue and it helps other cultures respect each other.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. During this holiday families and friends gather to pray for and remember friends and reletives that have passed away. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, where all banks are closed and shops shut for this festival. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Sugar Skulls

My Judgement of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible Cultural Heritage is important because it helps cultures understand each other better, it keeps suffering cultures alive. Intangible Cultural Heritage is a way of how people interact with each other with respect for their values and heritage.