Is Halloween celebrated in Mexico?
A question many of you might be asking yourselves, well this is a difficult question to answer, and I’m answering this solely on my experience and knowledge, It’s important to mention that for a lot of Mexicans this is something they don’t usually talk about because it can be rather controversial, I’ll show you what I’m talking about.
A lot of Mexicans believe that celebrating Halloween in Mexico is offensive considering The Day of the Dead is the next day after the U.S. holiday, why would we celebrate something that does not belong to our country, our history and when ¨our¨ holiday is literally 24 hours away? I know this may sound a little aggressive, but Mexicans do not take lightly their festivities and wouldn’t like for them to fade away because of a foreign holiday.
But the real question is if Halloween is celebrated or not, Halloween per se it’s not celebrated as The Day of the Dead, and people usually have no idea what it’s celebrated, we only do it for the costumes and nightclubs and people tend to have a costume party and contests, but that’s really the only reason for celebrating Halloween, just another party, although this is usually more common on the northern states due to its influence from the U.S., but also in some big cities throughout the country and in some cases kids do go trick or treating, it’s definitely been more celebrated as years go by.