And, like most people born and raised with an American sensibility, it was initially an unsettling concept.“To me, it was the most culturally unfamiliar part of the experience: To sit in a cemetery all night with a mariachi band and a picnic basket at the graveside.The whole thing — it’s a whole different way to look at what it means to be alive. I think that’s one of the beautiful things about living in a multicultural society: You have the privilege of seeing and sharing perspectives with other cultures.”Oliverio Balcells, who originally is from Guadalajara, Jalisco, is very familiar with the tradition.“Our country and our state is becoming more multicultural, and it’s higher on everyone’s radar. Several years ago, he spent a week in Oaxaca in southern Mexico during the annual celebration.It's becoming part of the national consciousness.”The garden designed its festival to appeal to people who connect with the spiritual aspect as well as those who are more into the playful aesthetic of sugar skulls and dancing skeletons.“That’s important for me on a deep level,” Schutz says. DAY OF THE DEAD: Landing page | 2016 events | Where to shop for Dia de los Muertos | History | Crafts | Recipes | For teachers and students “It’s a profound experience,” Schutz says.In this way, the number of days off each year because of public holidays remains basically the same, with no reduction in days-off because of public holidays falling on existing off-days.
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