Tags archives: day-of-the-dead

5 Halloween traditions from around the world

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For a Travelette that’s been known to indulge in a spot of merry-making, October isn’t just the time for watching trees change colour and crunching your way through the park. 'Tis the season instead for the first real excuse to throw a party since the summer - the month of that spooky jamboree where pumpkin sales go through the roof, we’re raiding the festiv[...]

The Leading Ladies of Dia de los Muertos

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead is a complex holiday full of colour, morbid humour, deep sentimentality, celebration, and heartache. On the eves of November 1 and 2, the dead are welcomed with open arms into the land of the living. Not only are the dearly departed invited back, but they are the guests of honor. In preparation, and to entice them to the party, tr[...]

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