One of the most anticipated celebrations of Mexicans is, without a doubt, the Day of the Dead.s, which is two days. The first is for the little angels, the second is for the adults in the family. But an important question we all ask ourselves is Find out if these two days are official holidays, and how they are paid if they are.
Day of the Dead: Origin and meaning?
The tradition is ancient, it was celebrated by the Aztecs, Toltecs, and other Mesoamerican peoples. For pre-Hispanic cultures, contrary to the Western view, death is a natural step in life, so deceased family members continue to be an active part of daily life.
Memory and the soul are also elements of existence, and this tradition has been carried on for centuries in Mexican popular culture.
Over the centuries, the The Day of the Dead blends Spanish, Catholic traditions with pre-Hispanic traditions.
UNESCO protects the Day of the Dead
It In 2008, UNESCO recognized the importance of the Day of the Dead by adding it to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
An excuse of great importance to return to one’s traditions, which are very relevant. Above all, if you are better, something will not prevent you from praising what is truly worthy of praise from the outside.
Day of the Dead: Do you work on November 1 and 2? How do you pay these days?
November 1 and 2 are not part of the Official Days of Mandatory Rest established by the Federal Labor Law. Therefore, the work is done as normal and the pay remains the same.
However, since it is an old tradition, many companies give these two days to their employees so that they can visit their relatives in cemeteries.