What does the Day of the Dead celebrations really represent to Mexicans?

Two colourful skulls that say Feliz Dia de Muertos

In Mexico, each town, each region, has its traditions, its uses and customs. Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time of celebration.

During the festival, families and communities gather to honour those who passed on and embarked on their spiritual paths.

On November 1, called All Saints Day, is when the children’s spirits arrive. On November 2, the Day of the Dead, the adults arrive.

The Origin of the Day of the Dead

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A Long Weekend Ready To Celebrate The Queen’s Birthday In WA In September

Three ladies sitting on a bench admiring the Indian Ocean

All Australians and Western Australia is not the exception love to take a day off whenever there is an opportunity to enjoy the company of our family or friends and this time; we are having a long weekend to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

When I first arrived in Perth, I often questioned why Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s birthday in September while in other states it usually falls in June.

But before I tell you why Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s Birthday in September, I would like to share a short history of it.

History of Australia

As you probably already know, The British colony of New South Wales was established with the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 vessels under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip in January 1788. That was the first year that the Monarch’s birthday was celebrated in the new country.

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