National Park After Dark

38- Día de los Muertos. Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatepetl

Oct. 18, 2021

The fall is the spookiest time of year. People from around the world have traditions for this season.  Death, lore, and hauntings seem to be at the forefront of everyone's minds. Join us this week as we head into Mexico and join one of the most famous celebration in the world, Dia de los Muertos, Day of the dead. Many people believe that this is Mexico's version of Halloween, although there are some parallels, this could not be farther from the truth. We discuss the ancient love story that created the volcanoes of Parque Nactional Iztaccihuatl. Come talk about burial practices and bone washing with us. We will visit the elaborate and colorful celebrations that surround these days along with ancient beliefs of what will happen to you when you die. Today we will not mourn the dead, but celebrate and honor them.

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