4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List
Four fun festivals worth visiting Mexico (and dressing up) for.
Dia de los Muertos
This holiday combines indigenous rituals with Catholicism to honor and celebrate the lives of the dead instead of mourning them, which would be an insult to their memories. Although this holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico and most of Latin America, Janitzio, a small island in Patzcuaro Lake, is one of the most famous places to visit for a truly elaborate celebration.
On the days of November 1 and 2, the town is full of processions, folk dances, music and traditional food. One of the most awe-inspiring moments is when the fishermen in the city go out on the lake with torches to pay respect to the dead.