Photography: Day of the Dead display

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As someone with a strong Mexican background, I just had to celebrate the Dia de los Muertes or Day of the Dead, a tradition that dates right back to the Aztecs. The traditions of the holiday are wonderfully captured in the Pixar film Coco.

Line(s) of the Day #Coco

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Héctor: He’s been forgotten. When there’s no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the Final Death.
Miguel: Where did he go?
Héctor: No one knows.
Miguel: But I’ve met him! I could remember him when I go back.
Héctor: No. It doesn’t work like that, chamaco. Our memories, they have to be passed down by those who knew us in life – in the stories they tell about us.

Anthony Gonzalez and Gael García Bernal in the delightful Pixar film Coco (2017). Winner of Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, the acclaimed animation film tells of a 12-year-old Mexican boy who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead.

Reviews and Other Features: Mexican Food

Mexico is a wonderful country, and one that I have been fortunate enough to visit more than a few times. It is like no other country I have visited, in part due to the family and friends I have there, and the memories I have created.  But even without my connection to the place, it is still a country with its own individual beauty that just has to be experienced. I have put up plenty of photographs from my past trips there, but this time I was determined to help explain in a series of features, what makes Mexico so magical. In this post, I will be focusing on food.

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