Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos—the Day the Dead has become world renowned for its celebrations that include lavish parties and parades featuring elaborate costumes.People from all over the world gathered this weekend in Mexico City to watch giant floats with the dancers, acrobats and skeleton marionettes in its famous Day of the Dead parade.
墨西哥的亡灵日(Dia de Los Muerto)以其奢华的派对和精心制作的服装游行等庆祝活动而闻名于世。本周末，来自世界各地的人们聚集在墨西哥城，观看配备舞者、杂技表演者和木偶骷髅的巨型花车，参加著名的“纪念亡灵大游行”。
It’s to promote Mexican tradition a bit. Its known by the whole world and it’s something incredible and getting better every year. It’s awesome.The holiday dates back to the Aztec empire and over the centuries it has blended with the Catholic All Souls Day to become a colorful celebration of the dead.On the eve of the holiday families gathered to clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones and also to party with good food and music.In the village of Panmunjom Patchy State,the old Mayan tradition requires taking out the remains of the dead from their graves and cleaning them up.
Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States,especially for children who dress up in various costumes and go trick-or-treat for sweets.U.S. presidents are expected to give out treats and connect with children at Halloween.The holiday is also good for business.Halloween decorations, costumes and house and garden decorations get more and more complex every year.
Compared to a couple years ago the space that we’ve dedicate to Halloween decor has grown, I want to say, maybe three times.We have a lot of good stuff in our store that it’s going to help a customer transform their yards into movie sets.Halloween parties featured decor dominated by black and orange colors and witches werewolves and skeletons being the most popular costumes.Americans are expected to spend 9 billion dollars this year on Halloween decor, costumes, cards and candy, according to the National Retail Federation.
Zlatica Hoke, VOA news, Washington.