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The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Day of the Dead Summary

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The Day of the Dead Summary and Analysis

For Mexicans, fiestas are more than celebrations. They become rituals, where various events, battles, or saints are celebrated. In fiesta de Grito the crowd is shouting for the entire one hour. Fiestas are to sharpen imagination, where various ceremonies or dances are used to energize. At the same time they are an opportunity to sell fruit and toys. Some fiestas celebrate trades or neighborhoods. Despite poverty, time and resources are spent on numerous fiestas that involve patron saints. These celebrations become the only luxuries that help people to forget about poverty. Unlike rich countries that do not find these celebrations necessary, Mexicans engage in fiestas as a way of life. During these fiestas men can open up, escape from their troubles, apathy, solitude, and silence. Both joy and violence are present during these celebrations, where men can...

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