Festival celebrators tend to believe that death is something that should be celebrated in a lively way, and not something to be afraid of.
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In the Philippines, families are known to spend the night in graveyards playing cards and drinking.
The festival is primarily celebrated in Mexico, but can be seen in many parts of Latin America The Mexican festivities are by far the best known, but Mexican communities in America and South America also take the time to celebrate death each year.Those individual celebrations tend to have their own small variations on the celebration as a whole.The colours of the skull and face paints have specific meanings Yellow represents sun and unity because — under the sun — we are all the same. Red represents life, or, more specifically, the blood of life. For travel to any foreign country in the USPACOM AOR, receive an AOR Location Specific Brief.
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