For Latin-Americans the fun is never over this is why we decided to extend the day of the dead celebration and host a party the night of October 27, 2018. About 300 students attended the party and LORRE and danced to the rhythm of reggaeton, salsa and merengue music all night long. Attendees wore costumes and painted their faces in the spirit of the celebration, there were surprises for those who danced best and the moving photo booth was the star of the party. As it is custom in our parties the hora loca took place at midnight when balloons fell for the roof and the most catchy songs played along.
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The importance of remembering our roots
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is perhaps one of the most representative traditions of the Mexican culture.This practice traces back to Mexican precolonial times, even thousands of years back into the Aztec civilization, it is a celebration of our ancestors' lives, in which we not only remember their life and teachings, but we actually invite them to our house to have once again a family time together, drinking and eating their favourite foods while listening to amazing music. This day is not about being afraid of death and darkness it is about being happy for those who came before us and to let them know through our altars how grateful we are for the many lessons and experiences they left us.
This holiday is of great importance for us in LATITUD and this is why we have hosted an event to celebrate for 3 consecutive years. In the last edition, around 100 attendants came together to decor the altar with DIY paper flowers and beautifully painted skulls while they enjoyed a traditional Mexican dish provided by our partner SABOR SABOR. Moreover, kids got their face painted and had fun breaking a piñata. The evening ended with a traditional Mexican dance show that represented the importance of remembering our ancestors' lives.
If you want to experience it yourself and celebrate together keep posted to know more about 2019 Day of the dead event. See you there!!!