Vogue Mexico Adapts Met Gala Formula for Day of the Dead
Met Gala was a big deal for the fashion industry, but this year, it will be a celebration of one of Mexico’s favorite holiday customs — Day of the Dead. It all started this past week with a tweet, which began this way: “The day of the dead is coming.” And then a picture of a couple dressed as zombies.
The word Day of the Dead — which refers to the Day of the Dead holiday — has a rich and varied history in Latin America. In fact, the word is derived from two words: day and dead. Day refers to the day of the week, or the days in the week — which is generally the first ten of a month. And dead refers to the days that immediately precede the day of the Lord — the seven (or holy) days of the week before the Sabbath. The holy days are: Sunday, the first day of the week, or Saturday, the fourth day of the week, or Friday, which is the eighth day. The seventh day of the week, or Sunday, is a day of rest. And in many religious traditions, especially in the Catholic Church, or Eastern Orthodox Church, or Jewish synagogues, the seventh day is celebrated as a day of rejoicing, a day that is usually a holiday.
Day of the Dead is widely celebrated in Mexico, particularly with respect to Halloween. It has been celebrated since the 16th century. Day of the Dead in Mexico was first celebrated on October 31; the holiday is said to have been discovered as a way of marking the end of the harvest season.
But, the Day of the Dead celebration goes beyond the harvest, or the end of the workweek. The Day of the Dead is a time to remember and celebrate the dead — the deceased ancestors, the deceased lovers, and all of their loved ones. The Day of the Dead is a time for remembering and celebrating the dead, a way in which the