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NEW YEAR'S EVE CUSTOMS

IN MEXICO, IT IS CUSTOMARY TO INCLUDE CIDRA, OR FERMENTED CIDER
AS THE DRINK AT THE MEAL.

Where learned: MEXICO ; CIUDAD VALLES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented

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FUNERAL CUSTOMS

FUNERALS IN MEXICO TAKE PLACE IN THE HOME OF THE DECEASED, THE
CASKET IS CLOSED, AND FRIENDS OF THE DECEASED AND HIS/HER FAMILY
VISIT, STAYING AWAKE THE WHOLE NIGHT. THE PERSON IS BURIED THE
FOLLOWING MORNING.

Submitter comment: DUE TO HEALTH LAWS, THIS PRACTICE IS DYING OUT, BEING REPLACED BY
FUNERAL PARLORS AND CUSTOMS SIMILAR TO OUR OWN.

Where learned: MEXICO ; CIUDAD VALLES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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