The Day of the Dead, a Gift from Mexico to the World
Mexico's celebration of the Day of the Dead has lately become increasingly known worldwide. However, this tradition dates from pre-Hispanic times and, to us, Mexicans, is nothing new. We have lived with the -now very trendy- catrinas ever since we were kids. The same with the altars for the deceased, pan de muerto (bread specially made for this day) and calaveritas (skull-shaped sugar candy).
Yes, the celebration of Day of the Dead is yet another gift from Mexico to the world. Celebrating life after death, knowing that this future life will turn into a reunion with our loved ones, is a gift of hope for anyone who wants to see death as a Mexican sees it.
This celebration also could also be an excuse for us to remember those Mexicans that in one way or another, have left their mark on this world and with whom, perhaps (if we're lucky enough!) we will someday meet in the afterworld. Here we go!
Mexicans that Became a Gift From Mexico to the World
- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
- Juan Rulfo
- Carlos Fuentes
- José Vasconselos
- Octavio Paz
- Diego de Rivera
- Frida Kahlo
- Rufino Tamayo
- Remedios Varo (naturalizada Mexicana)
Movies and Television
- Mario Moreno, Cantinflas
- Germán Valdés, Tin-Tan
- Anthony Quinn
- María Félix
- Pedro Infante
- Jorge Negrete
- José Alfredo Jiménez
- Chavela Vargas
- Juan Gabriel
- Agustín Lara
- Manuel M.Ponce
- Consuelo Velázquez
- Amparo Ochoa
- Francisco Gabilondo Soler, Cri-Cri
Science and Technology
- Guillermo González Camarena- Color TV
- Francisco Sauza- Fostered the Denomination of Origin of the tequila
- Manuel Sandoval Vallarta- Important contributions to theoretical physics
- Luis Ernesto Miramontes- Formulated birth control pill (its main ingredient)
There are of course many other names that could be added to this list, but we had to stop at some point. We barely mentioned a few.
Mexico is its people, its a country rich in culture, traditions and in the development of science and technology.
Come and celebrate this Mexican tradition here in Tequila, cradle of Mexicanity. Visit our venue, Quinta Sauza, and enjoy this 100% Mexican tradition at the most Mexican site!
Contact us for more information on our Day of the Dead Celebration.
As long as we're alive, may the party go on! And afterwards? Well... afterwards as well!