Just a reminder that this Thurday 1 November is quite literally the Day of the Dead, a public holiday for Todos los Santos. It follows Halloween, of course, the night of 31 October when the boundaries between the living and spirit realms dissolve to let the dead roam before the dawn brings salvation. And with it, on 1 November, the whole Spanish-speaking world celebrates All Saints Day with the spotlight on the souls of the departed which have been safely gathered in. The main focus are the cemeteries where whole families gather with food and flowers to reunite with their lost loved ones, celebrating their lives as well as mourning their deaths in a tradition known to have been observed throughout human history. In Spain, including most of Tenerife away from the main tourist areas, banks, most offices and many shops will be closed. For a full list of 2018?s public holidays, please see HERE.

 

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