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Indigenous Festivity Devoted to the Dead


Language: English

As practised by the indigenous communities of Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. The festivities take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. This period also marks the completion of the annual cycle of cultivation of maize, the country's predominant food crop.

Originally proclaimed in 2003


on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature


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Place/region: Mexico, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Mexico. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
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Rights: Mexico. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2008-00054.DV
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Mexico. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes