Day Of The Dead

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mexico

UNESCO

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation. UNESCO creates the opportunities for communication among civilizations, cultures and people with respect for their heritage and values. It is through this communication that the world can achieve peace and the ability to have human rights. Respect and relief from poverty is mainly the cause of the UNESCO.

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural difference around the world. An understanding of the intangible cultural heritage of different communities helps with intercultural communication, and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life.

The Day Of The Dead

The Day Of The Dead, Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mexico

Day Of The Dead ( Spanish- Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday is about gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember family members and friends who have died. It is mostly celebrated in Mexico, where The Day Of The Dead is a national holiday. All the shops and even the banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November first and second. Traditions of the Day Of The Dead include building private altars (church tables) and covering them with sugar skulls and marigolds to honour the dead. They also drink and eat the favourite foods and beverages of the dead and leave some on their grave as a gift.
Mexico's Day of the Dead

Marigolds

Day Of The Dead Parade

My Judgement about Intangible Cultural Heritages

Intangible Cultural Heritages are very important to have, they mean a lot to cultures and that is what makes them significant. Intangible Cultural Heritages are very special and motivating it makes cultures unique and interesting. By having Intangible Cultural Heritages it lets us be creative and involved in our society. I would love to go to Mexico to be their for the Day Of The Dead, it would be truly amazing to be there in person to interact with them and be part of their culture.

Day Of The Dead

Friday, Nov. 1st 2013 at 9pm

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, D.F.

Join us for the celebration of our past. Come and be part of our culture and have lots of fun! November first and second.

See You There.