T he Embassy of Mexico in T&T hosted a reception in commemoration of its Day of the Dead at the Mexican Embassy, Port-of-Spain, on November 2.
Among those who attended the event were members of the Mexican community, representatives from academic and cultural sectors, and the diplomatic corps.
They honoured and remembered departed loved ones during the special celebration.
Attendees were invited to indulge in diverse culinary delights during the event, including traditional Mexican desserts and the iconic pan de Día de Muertos (bread of the Dead) by talented Melisa Madrid and Vernie Philip.
Additionally, guests were treated to refreshing beverages such as Agua de Jamaica (sorrel water) and Champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate) prepared with the exquisite Trinitarian Chocolate provided by chocolatier Michael Ballmann.
The highlight of the evening was the opening of the photo exhibition by Mauricio Silerio titled Death on the Skin.
His stunning photographs captured the essence of the Day of the Dead in Mexico, inviting guests to explore the cultural significance and emotional depth of this cherished tradition.
Following the exhibition’s inauguration, attendees were treated to a dance performance by Nalini Akal paying homage to the rich traditions associated with the Day of the Dead.
The performance conveyed the spirit of remembrance and celebration, with Akal captivating the audience with her expressive movements.
Ambassador of Mexico to T&T, Víctor Hugo Morales, delivered the feature address, enlightening guests about the cultural significance and symbolism of the Day of the Dead.
The evening continued with a second dance act by Akal, who further enchanted the audience with her artistic expression and embodied the spirit of Dia de los Muertos
Guardian Media freelance photographer MARIELA BRUZUAL was at the event and captured these images.