Day of the Dead: a uniquely Mexican celebration


BBC presenter Stefan Gates stays with a Mexican family as they prepare for a uniquely Mexican festival.

It is called the Day of the Dead, and stretches from 1 November all night and into the following day. Mexicans believe that their loved ones come back from the dead for three days every year to spend the day with them.

The festival is a riot of colour and music - but the nature of the celebrations are very different to the more widely celebrated Halloween and the Catholic Church's All Saints Day.

This clip is part of the documentary 'Feasts', first broadcast on BBC 4 on 3 Jun 2009.

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