Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead

Politicians call for tale of what happened when country was conquered by Spain to become part of its cultural heritage.

    On the Day of the Dead, families in Mexico celebrate the spirits of their deceased loved ones.

    As part of the haunted celebrations, a legend is also told throughout the country of what happened when Mexico was conquered by Spain.

    This year politicians are pushing for the story of La Llorona or "the wailer" to become an official part of the country's cultural heritage.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.