Same same, but different
The Dia de los Muertos is the Mexican Day of the Dead, and happens annually over the first two days in November. Although it takes place around the same time as Halloween, the two festivals couldn’t be more different. Dia De Los Muertos is less about spooky fun, and more about affirming life and remembering lost loved ones in a colourfully-bright ceremony full of food and music. It’s also not limited to Mexico, but is celebrated in a range of forms around Latin America. Here are some less-traditional ways to celebrate it in Fourways

 

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Mexican Munchies
Of course, the Dia de los Muertos is the perfect excuse to satisfy your salsa craving! Gorge yourself on all those drool-worthy Mexican dishes, like chilli poppers, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, chilli con carne and more from Mexican Fresh in Fourways Mall.

 

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Cigar, anyone?
A Latin American holiday calls for a Cuban cigar to celebrate, right? Or maybe some champagne? Round up a group of friends and enjoy both at the Latin-themed Pedro Portia Cigar and Champagne lounge at Cedar Square.

 

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Get moving
There are two kinds of salsa in this world, one you can eat, and one you can move to. If you’re looking for a good reason to get dancing, then Dia de los Muertos is it! Why not try taking a salsa class at Dance Cafe where you can learn how to heat it up Havana style!

Learn to paint a sugar skull
These iconic face-paintings are to Dia de los Muertos what Jack O’ Lanterns are to Halloween. They are also known as Calavera Catarinas, and originate from a famous stylised skeleton by artist Diego Rivera. Learn to do your own sugar skull makeup with this easy tutorial.

 

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