During the Day of the Dead festival, death is usually the cause of celebrating. But this year parades have been canceled and all cemetery closed due to the coronavirus pandemic across the globe.
Every year, from November 1st – 2nd citizen’s across Mexico usually deck their homes, streets and relatives’ graves with flowers, candles and colorful skulls.
The day of the death festival, was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2003. The festival which centers around the belief that the living and the dead can commune during the brief period, has become an internationally recognized symbol of the Mexican culture.