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Mexico’s Cemeteries Are A Reminder Of How Beautiful Life Is

Cemeteries don’t often conjure up thoughts of beauty. Most are somber environments filled with gray tombstones commemorating a person’s time on Earth. But in Mexico, cemeteries don’t only honor the dead — they’re also a celebration of the culture in which those people lived. These beautiful cemeteries are proof that no matter what tragedy we face, the human spirit will not only endure, but thrive.

As 2016 comes to a close, now is the perfect time to reflect on those we lost this year, but also a chance to celebrate the joy they brought to our lives. Let’s look at some of the most beautiful cemeteries found in Mexico.

“In the end, perfection is just a concept — an impossibility we use to torture ourselves — and that contradicts nature.” – Guillermo del Toro

Gorgeous cemetery in Mexico. #cemetery #mexicancemetary #rivieramaya #xcaret

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“We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.” – Rosario Castellanos

#Xcaret #mexicancemetery #playadelcarmen #unrealtombstones #makesureIgetone

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“In Mexico you have death very close. That’s true for all human beings because it’s a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things.” – Gael Garcia Bernal

A lovely Mexican cemetery that seems to be more joy than sadness. ????? (I found my Facebook pics and screenshot them! ?)

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“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” – Frida Kahlo

#found #treasures #mexicancemetery #travel #adventure #colour

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“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.” – Octavio Paz

#mexicancemetery

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“My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.” – Pancho Villa

#mexicancemetery #colorful #meurtos #xcaret #mayariviera #rivieramaya

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“Revenge is never good, it kills the soul and poisons it.” – El Chavo del Ocho

“I am not interested in slice of life. What I want is a slice of the imagination.” – Carlos Fuentes

“If you want, I would stay with you all my life until I die.” – Juan Gabriel


READ: 13 Latino Dishes That Are Good For The Soul

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In The Wake Of Mexico's Tragic Fireworks Explosion, President Nieto Speaks

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In The Wake Of Mexico’s Tragic Fireworks Explosion, President Nieto Speaks

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In the wake of the Tultepec, Mexico fireworks explosion, a tragedy that claimed the lives of 35 people and left twice as many injured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has vowed to rebuild the outdoor market. Tuesday’s explosion marks the third time Tultepec’s market has been destroyed by similar accidents in the last 10 years. In the wake of the accident, Nieto tweeted his concern, saying, “My condolences to the families of those who lost their life in this accident and wishes of speedy recovery for the injured.”

Since the explosion, responders have worked tirelessly to search the area for the dead.


The devastation of the tragedy has slowly come into focus as workers search the area for victims. Many of the bodies located so far have been so badly burned that officials will have to rely on DNA testing for proper identification. Undeterred, Nieto has pledged to rebuild the market, saying, “We made a commitment to support everyone, the 300 stall owners of that market, to recover and support them so that they can continue their activities next year normally.”


READ: Aftermath Of Devastating Fireworks Explosion Leaves Tultepec, Mexico In Shock

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