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- Posted:Friday, September 25, 2009
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Mexico, for example, has a great tradition - the Day of the Dead, which has been going strong for thousands of years. It sounds truly gruesome but the idea behind it is quite charming. The festivities include music, dancing, fireworks and lots of food - fashioned into skulls, caskets and skeletons - all of which go on as the townspeople take to the streets in order to honour their ancestors and remember their loved ones who have died. Apparently, during the festival the deceased are also afforded the chance to return home and visit the families they have left.
Spain also offers backpackers excellent treats during Halloween, with Bones of the Holy pastry delicacies on display in cafes and shops for those out and about during the various local parades being put on.