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Day of the Dead, Mexico City Pt. 1

When the movie Coco came out and before that, The Book of Life, many people were introduced to Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican Holiday where family and friends come together to help guide and support their lost loved ones journey. They come to clean and tidy up the graves and they bring Marigolds, which is the traditional flower used to honor the dead & guide them home and they bring gifts (offerendas) like pan de muerta (a special bread) and calaveras (sugar skulls).

Some families feature alters or shrines in their homes putting the photos of their deceased loved ones up on display to help guides their spirits back home to visit.

During this 3 day period many of these families will open up their homes for you to visit if you pay a small offerenda. Please remember this is a time of honor and respect so while I encourage you to visit and experience this amazing holiday, I also remind you that this is a deeply personal experience for each of these families.

I was drawn to go after I lost my father and found so much comfort in the kindness and beauty of Mexico and how they honor their lost loved ones.

Coco Betty Travels About Me

Hi Friends!

My full name is Courtney Elizabeth and growing up some of my nicknames were Coco & Betty, thus the name Coco Betty. Feel free to call me Coco, I still answer to it. I empower women to love themselves through travel, one trip at a time.

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Coco Betty Travels About Me

Hi Friends!

My full name is Courtney Elizabeth and growing up some of my nicknames were Coco & Betty, thus the name Coco Betty. Feel free to call me Coco, I still answer to it. I empower women to love themselves through travel, one trip at a time.

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