Wednesday, 28 October 2015

British Museum's Day of the Dead festival

This spectacular statue is part of the British Museum’s free festival to mark the Mexican Day of the Dead - a celebration that can be traced back to Aztec times. Traditionally, families gather to remember relatives and friends who have passed away. They build private altars and take gifts such as food, drinks and even sugar skulls to the graves. The museum event runs from October 30 to November 2, 2015 and includes art, performance, storytelling and talks, with a special Friday late night opening featuring Mexican food and drink. 

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