I am as fascinated today by the Mexican holiday, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) as I was 20 years ago when I chanced upon it in one of the Bookworm Club short stories.

As you can imagine, the sugar skulls, chocolate coffin traditions and colourful images were all so enchanting and dare I say it, yummy sounding for little old me but it was learning the reasons behind the traditions that really made it all so meaningful.

Now after all these years, I find myself reigniting my interest in the subject thanks to Disney & Pixar’s stunning new movie, Coco.

A magical story about love and family, steeped in tradition and folklore, I found myself once again drawn into the sugar coated world of the Día de Muertos. The parallels of their traditions to our own Hungry Ghost Festival traditions made the story resonate with me all that much more.

The imagery and unforgettable music respectfully woven around characters that you can’t help but fall for, this really is Disney and Pixar at their best!

I can’t stress enough that everyone should go and see Coco! Your life will be all the better for it!

See you at Coco’s official release on Nov 23rd! My eyes are already aching to see this in 3D!

Thank you Disney for this early preview! Whee!

Pixar's Coco

 

Your friend,
Juliana

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